American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, is due to be released from the hospital on Wednesday (today), but the comedian is still going to require ‘round the clock’ medical care to help him recover from his injuries, Metro reports.
The actor, 40, was left with three fractures to his spine after being involved in a horrific car accident when his Plymouth Barracuda – which was driven by a friend at the time careered off the road and landed 10 feet down into a ditch on Sunday 1 September.
He was unable to move or talk after the accident and needed emergency surgery to fuse the fractures, two of which are in the thoracic region of the spine and one in the lumbar region.
Kevin will be released from hospital this week but will have a back brace fitted and require ‘round the clock’ care as he recovers at home, The Blast reports.
He is said to be walking again after his surgery but will need at least four months off from work before he can head back to set.
Dwayne Johnson revealed Kevin is doing well and was lucky to survive the crash:
“Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son.
“I connected with him today. ‘And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat.
“I love the guy, he’s one of my best friends. And honestly, I mean, thank God, it could’ve been a lot worse. ‘So, he’s a lucky man, and he knows it too.
“I wish him the best and a speedy recovery and I’m gonna see him soon.”