KEVIN Hart is a successful comedian and one of the busiest stars in Hollywood, with countless sell-out tours and box-office smash-hit movies.
Unfortunately, he has been involved a very serious car accident. Here is what you need to know about the US comic…
When was Kevin Hart in the car accident? Has he been injured?
On September 1, 2019 it was reported how Kevin and his driver suffered “major back injuries” in a car crash in California.
A highly-powerful Plymouth Barracuda belonging to the comedian is said to have veered off the motorway in Malibu Hills shortly after midnight that same day.
Sources told TMZ the rare vehicle careered off the highway and ended up about 10 feet off the side of the winding road after it smashed through a wooden fence.
The comic had to undergo surgery following the incident but his wife, Eniko Hart, told the publication after his operation he was “going to be just fine”.
It was reported the father-of-three had been paralysed in the crash, however, this claim has not been confirmed.
What is Kevin Hart’s background, how tall is he, and what’s his net worth?
Kevin Darnell Hart was born July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He is an American comedian and actor.
The 40-year-old originally worked in Brockton, Massachusetts, as a shoe salesman, but successful performances at amateur comedy nights led to him pursuing stand-up as a career.
His breakthrough role came when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on TV series Undeclared, which soon led to parts in Scary Movie, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Meet Dave.
His rise to one of the highest-paid stand-ups and his burgeoning Hollywood movie catalogue, means Kevin has amassed a staggering net worth of £99million ($120million).
The 5ft 4inch star has two children with first wife Torrei, who he divorced in 2011.
He also has another son with second wife Eniko Parrish, who he married in 2016.
What has Kevin Hart been in?
Kevin’s comedic reputation in Hollywood was enhanced by starring roles in Think Like A Man, Grudge Match, and the Ride Along franchise alongside Ice Cube.
He appeared with Will Ferrell in 2015’s Get Hard and has twice co-starred beside Dwayne Johnson in box office smash-hits, Central Intelligence and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
In 2016, he played Snowball in The Secret Life of Pets and followed that up with a leading role of George Beard in 2017’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.
Kevin also starred alongside Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish in Night School, which was released on September 28, 2018.
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Why did he quit hosting the 2019 Oscars?
It had been officially announced that Kevin would be the host of the 2019 Oscars.
He had shared his excitement and said it was a “dream come true”.
However, soon after, the comedian went on Twitter to announce that he had quit.
According to reports, Kevin decided to quit after his decade-old homophobic tweets resurfaced.
In the tweet, the star said: “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscar’s….this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists.
“I sincerely apologise to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past.”
The under-fire comedian then called for “understanding” after he appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to defend himself.