Kevin Hart Makes First Public Appearance Since Crash
Kevin Hart First Appearance: Kevin Hart has made his first public appearance since suffering a horrific crash which left him with serious injuries, requiring surgery, in September. He showed up for the E! People’s Choice Awards on sunday night. Other celebrities and public figures were in attendance.
He was handed an award for comedy movie star of the year, presented by Robert Downey Jr. There was a standing ovation as he accepted this award.
“First and foremost thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here,” he began “Being that I am, it makes me appreciate life even more — appreciate the things that really matter, family. I wanna thank my wife and my kids. They really stepped up for me.”
Hewent on to add his appreciation for the fans. “I want to thank you all for being there for me during my difficult time.”
September 1st marked the date that Hart, along with producer and friend Jared Black, was involved in a single-car crash when Black lost control of Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda and crashed into a wooden fence.
Hart, who had to undergo emergency back surgery, has since been recovering fairly quickly with a source crediting his “determination” as a driving factor in such a speedy recovery.
“He works very hard,” the source told PEOPLE magazine. “It’s obvious that his determination has helped him tremendously.” “He doesn’t drive himself yet though and instead has a driver,” the source continued.