Kevin Hart makes a living by telling jokes.
But there’s nothing funny about what happened to the comedian early on the morning of Sunday, September 1.
According to multiple news outlets, Hart was involved in a major car crash several hours ago, suffering “major back injuries,” per TMZ insiders, after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered off Mulholland Highway, rolled over and landed in a ditch in Malibu.
Details are still coming in, but here is what we can confirm at the moment:
The star’s close friend, Jared Black, was behind the wheel of Hart’s vehicle when he reportedly lost control and the car went off the road and into a ditch, as explained above.
From there, the car slammed through a wooden fence and the roof was crushed on impact.
Black and another passenger, Rebecca Broxterman, who was not injured, were originally trapped inside.
A police report obtained by Us Weekly states that Hart “left the scene to his nearby residence to get medical attention,” seemingly aware that his friends were okay.
It’s unclear how he could have been confidence of this, though.
The accident was so severe that firemen had to saw the roof off the car in order to free Black and Broxterman; the latter of whom is engaged to the former and who also works as a personal trainer to Hart’s wife, Eniko Hart.
In footage obtained by TMZ, Hart’s car can be seen in a gully with the roof totally torn off.
The website also writes that Black had to be airlifted to a local hospital, UCLA Medical Center.
Hours prior to the near-fatal crash, the Jumanji actor shared an Instagram Story of himself in the blue car, screeching his tires.
The man taking the video jokingly tells him to “cool out” because he was making too much noise.
UPDATE: After being picked up by a member of his security team and driven to his house, Hart was later treated at the hospital for his own injuries.
He is believed to be just fine at the moment, however.
Police later determined that Black was not “under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision.”
This car was a gift Hart bought himself for his birthday in July, writing to his 78 million Instagram followers at the time:
“I added some more muscle to the family for my 40th…. Welcome home ‘Menace’ #MuscleCarLover.”
Kevin and Eniko got married in 2016.
They share 21-month-old son Kenzo and have remined together despite Hart having admitted he’s been unfaithful to his wife.
The Get Hard star is also father of son Kendrix, 11, and daughter, Heaven, 14, from his marriage to Torrei Hart.
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