Comedian and actor Kevin Hart praises God for saving his life after a devastating car crash.

Hart sustained significant injuries to his back. Three spine fractures, two in the thoracic section and one in the lumbar, according to published reports after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda drove off Mulholland Highway and rolled into an embankment in Calabasas, Calif on Sept. 1. Hart spent 10 days in the hospital following the accident.

Driver Jared Black and his finance were also injured. “I have nothing but love for Jared and wish him and Rebecca a speedy recovery,” a statement from the star reads about the crash.”

On Instagram, the 40-year-old spoke out for the first time since the crash.

“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. At the end of the day, it can all be over, man.”

The video shared physical therapy treatments and his 14-year-old daughter Heaven, Hendrix 11, and Kenzo, 1.

“I’m thankful for my family, my friends. I’m thankful for the people that simply ride with me and have been with me,” said Hart starring in “Jumanji: The Next Level” with Dwayne Johnson. “Because you stood by me, my fans. I’m thankful for all of your love and support.”

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Hart added that when you’re propelling fast in life, and you’re doing too much, sometimes “you can’t see the things that you’re meant to see. After my accident, I see things differently. I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof.”

He assessed that when “God talks, you gotta listen. I swear life is funny. Because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the things that you needed most. And in this case, I honestly feel like God told me to sit down.”

In 2018, Hart had another fright after his private plane blew a tire at Boston’s Logan Airport on the runway. Hart and others started praying and thankfully, no one was injured. “God is Good with a capital G,” he posted on Instagram.


Psalm 34:4: “I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”


About the Author

Corine Gatti-Santillo has spent two decades as an editor, investigative reporter and web content strategist; her work has appeared in The Christian Post, LifeZette and CBN, among other outlets. She is host of the program “Mom on the Right” on The Liberty Beacon TV. She and her husband, Rocky, live in Virginia with their infant daughter and yellow lab Maggie.


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