Tiffany Haddish has insisted her close friend and co-star Kevin Hart is “doing fine” after undergoing major back surgery following a serious car accident last Sunday (September 1, 2019).
The comedian was hospitalised when his classic 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, in which he was a passenger, crashed into a ditch after the driver lost control of it on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, California. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event in New York City on Friday, the actress gave an update on her pal’s condition.
“He’s OK. He’s doing fine,” she shared. “As far as I know, from the last I heard, he’s fine. He’s already walking. He’s good.”
While Haddish added that Hart’s “back gonna hurt”, she couldn’t help but take a dig at her The Secret Life of Pets 2 co-star for previously making fun of her when she was injured.
“He was making fun of me because I tore my meniscus,” she recalled. “I was wearing a boot while we were doing press for Secret Life of Pets 2. I had a sleeve on my leg, a brace, and he was making fun of me, talking about, ‘Tiffany, you ain’t gonna get no man. Ain’t no man gonna want you with a brace on your leg. You need to get the surgery.’ And I said, ‘I don’t have time to get surgery. I’m gonna let my body do what it do and heal itself.’
“And look, I’m rocking high heels and I’m walking. I might walk with a limp, but call me a pimp.”
The Girls Trip star added that she plans to tease Kevin about his injury, too, once she knows he is well on the road to recovery.
“Now I’m gonna make fun of you. When you get back, moving good, Kevin, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your back.”