Kevin Hart Shares Emotional Video About Near-Fatal Crash & Ongoing Recovery

Late Tuesday night (October 29), the 40-year-old comedian shared a video to Instagram, detailing his road to recovery following his near-fatal car accident in September, and sharing his appreciation for life.

“Basically what you realize is that you’re not in control. No matter how much you think you’re in control, you’re not in control,” Kevin says at the beginning of the video, as footage of his totaled car appears on-screen. “At the end of the day, it can all be over.”

The clip then transitions to Kevin in the gym, seemingly in physical rehab for his injuries sustained the crash.

“When God talks, you gotta listen,” the Jumanji star continues. “I swear, life is funny. Because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the things that you needed the most. And in this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down. When you’re moving too fast and doing too much, sometimes you can’t see the things that you’re meant to see. But after my accident I see things differently, I see life from a whole new perspective.

“My appreciation for life is through the roof,” he adds. “I’m thankful for my family, and my friends. I’m thankful for the people that simply ride with me and have been with me because you stood by me. My fans, I’m thankful for all of your love and support. Don’t take today for granted because tomorrow is not promised.”

“More importantly, I’m thankful for God,” Kevin concludes. “I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for simply still being here.”

As fans know, Kevin, sustained “major back injuries” after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, which was driven by his friend Jared Black, went off the road and rolled down an embankment in Calabasas, California. Two of the three occupants were reportedly trapped in the vehicle, which was completely smashed during the wreck. Miraculously, Kevin was able to walk away from the accident with the help of a bodyguard — he reportedly left the scene to his nearby home — but was later rushed to a hospital to receive medical treatment.

Due to his injuries, Doctors performed back surgery on Kevin, and he’s since been receiving “intensive outpatient therapy,” TMZ reports.

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