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Kevin Hart steps out publicly for first time since crash at People’s Choice Awards and says he now ‘appreciates life even more’

Kevin Hart
stepped out for the first time following car crash to attend People’s Choice Awards (Picture: Christopher Polk/E! /NBCU Photo Bank)

Kevin Hart stepped out publicly for the first time since his horror car crash to attend the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles.

The comic, 40, was left needing emergency surgical procedure on his again after struggling three fractures in his backbone when his car veered off the street and right into a ditch in Malibu.

Doctors advised Kevin that his restoration may take as much as a yr and it’s thought the Get Hard star received’t be totally again to work till early 2020, as he’s specializing in his rehabilitation.

But, stepping out for the first time since the nearly-fatal collision, Kevin took to the stage at the awards to gather his gong for Comedy Act of 2019.

Robert Downey Jr. introduced Kevin with the award, who then referenced his crash, that befell at the start of September, in his acceptance speech.

Kevin Hart
Kevin received the award for Comedy Act of 2019 (Picture: Alberto Rodriguez/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank)

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Kevin stated: ‘First and foremost, thank God, because I definitely don’t should be right here.

‘Being that I am, it makes me appreciate life even more. It makes me appreciate the things that really matter… family. I want to thank my wife, my kids, who really stepped up to the plate for me.’

Kevin is married to spouse Eniko Parrish and has three children; sons Hendrix, 12, and Kenzo, two, and 14-year-old daughter Heaven.

‘I truly want to thank you guys for being there for at my difficult time,’ Kevin advised his followers.

Kevin had been in his car with two different individuals – driver Jared Black and Jared’s fiancee Rebecca Broxterman – when the classic Plymouth Barracuda veered off the freeway and ended up in a gully about 10 ft off the street.

Both Kevin and Jared had been taken to hospital after sustaining ‘major back injuries’, however Rebecca didn’t want medical remedy.

According to TMZ, official studies filed on the incident reveal the crash was attributable to the ‘driver’s sudden acceleration’.

Kevin just lately shared a tear-jerking video of his restoration with followers and it begins with clips of him within the hospital, carrying a heavy again brace and respiratory equipment and being assisted out of mattress by two nurses.

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In the clip, he says of the incident:‘Basically what you realise is that you’re not in management. No matter how a lot you suppose you’re in management, you’re not in management.

‘At the end of the day, it can all be over, man.’

He provides: ‘When God talks, you hear. I swear, life is humorous as a result of a number of the craziest issues that occur to you find yourself being the stuff you wanted most.

‘After my accident, I see things differently. I see life from a whole new perspective and my appreciation for life is through the roof.’

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