Kevin Hart made his first public appearance since his scary car crash at the People’s Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on Sunday night (November 10, 2019).
The funnyman suffered serious spinal injuries and had to undergo surgery after driver Jared Black reportedly lost control of Hart’s classic Barracuda in Malibu on September 1, 2019.
Kevin has since cancelled appearances on chat shows and prizegivings, but he was back at his best at the Barkar Hangar on Sunday, walking out onstage at the 2019 People’s Choice Awards to collect his Comedy Act of 2019 as Kanye West’s apt tune Stronger played.
“First and foremost, thank God because I definitely don’t have to be here,” Hart said. “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 and kids, who really stepped up to the plate for me.”
Hart reportedly left the scene of the accident and sought medical attention at his home nearby and sources claim he underwent surgery for three spinal fractures, remaining in the hospital for 10 days.
He used his acceptance speech on Sunday to thank fans for standing by him and offering his support.
“You have no idea the effect you have on us as entertainers, your energy, your support,” he added. “It means the world and I truly want to thank you guys for being there for me in my difficult time.”