Kevin Hart is on the road to recovery after a car accident found him on the highway to hell. However, the comedian and actor won’t be accepting projects for now.
Hart was hospitalized for 10 days for the spinal injuries he sustained from the accident that happened last month. The comedian has since been discharged but a source tells Entertainment Tonight that while he’s “taking it easy,” he will “not planning to go back to work full-time until the first of the year.”
The same statement has been reflected by Hart’s lawyer Andrew Brettler. The attorney had to clear the air after reports of Hart going back to work surfaced. The reports came after Hart reportedly worked to promote his forthcoming movie, Jumanji: The Next Level.
In a statement to E! Online, Brettler addressed the matter saying:
“Hart has not been in full costume for these shoots and he’s not walking much for them either—sitting through most of the day—even though he can walk on his own. Hart doesn’t anticipate going back to work full time until early next year, assuming everything stays on track with his physical therapy.”
ET reports that Hart had only been working a few hours at a time for the Jumanji sequel. The comedian is expected to appear in two more hours of promotional work soon. The celebrity news outlet’s source claims that Hart is taking the time off for physical therapy.
TMZ reports that the car crash that inflicted his injuries were a result of negligence. Heart, a co-passenger and the driver were reportedly not wearing seatbelts when his car suddenly accelerated as the driver lost control.