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September 12, 2019

'Jumanji' Star Kevin Hart Facing at Least 4 Months of Physical Therapy after Car Crash: Report

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Kevin Hart reportedly has at least four months of physical therapy to look forward to following his near-fatal car crash. Meanwhile, sources claim the comedian’s condition is more serious than the public thinks.

According to sources quoted by The Blast, Hart will have to undergo at least four months of intensive physical therapy before he can even think of returning to work.

Kevin Hart at the premiere of "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle" on Dec. 11, 2017 in California | Photo: Getty Images

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The “Night School” actor reportedly underwent successful surgery for three spinal fractures sustained in the accident but is still in excruciating pain.

Per the outlet, the physical therapy process will commence in the hospital where medical personnel can monitor and assist Hart.

Kevin Hart at the 32nd Annual Arts & Business Council Awards on May 23, 2017 in Pennsylvania | Photo: Getty Images

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The stand-up comic will reportedly be released once doctors and physical therapists assess the situation and okay him to continue the therapy in an outpatient environment.

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The sessions are expected to be “very painful and arduous,” but Hart’s team hope his great physical shape will make things go more smoothly.

Kevin Hart co-hosts The Big Game Day Party on Feb. 2, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images

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Meanwhile, Hart will reportedly have to take on less-physical movie roles when he’s been certified okay to get back to work. The funnyman is said to have several scheduled projects but will have to take things easy.

One of such work commitments was an appearance on the debut episode of Kelly Clarkson’s eponymous show. Hart’s “Jumanji” and “Central Intelligence” co-star Dwayne Johnson cut short his honeymoon to fill in and gave some updates on his friend’s health.

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"Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin," Johnson said. "I connected with him today." After making a few jokes about Hart, he added:

"I love the guy, he's one of my best friends. …And honestly, I mean, thank God, it could have 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 going to see him soon."

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Johnson’s update, as well as Hart’s wife Eniko’s initial assertion that he’ll “be just fine,” paints a reassuring picture of the situation, but some sources indicate otherwise.

An insider told ET that things are more severe than Hart’s family is letting on, and Eniko is only putting “on a strong face.”

"The family isn't ready to talk about it and want privacy at the moment. They also don’t want people to worry, so Eniko has put on a strong face and is saying [Hart] is doing well, but it’s very serious. He has suffered a great deal and has a long road ahead."

Kevin & Eniko Hart at a basketball game on Jan. 22, 2018 in California | Photo: Getty Images

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So far, however, there’s been no word on the accident from Hart’s team. As earlier reported, the comedian was in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the vehicle veered off Malibu’s Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment on September 1.

Hart’s friend, Jared Black, was driving, and along with the comedian, suffered major back injuries. Black’s fiancée and Eniko’s trainer Rebecca Broxterman was also in the car but had only minor complaints.

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