Hart ‘going through hell’ after horror crash
Kevin Hart fractured his spine in three places and is still "going through hell," according to a report, as 911 calls show he was incoherent and unable to move after his terrifying car crash.
The 40-year-old actor had surgery in Los Angeles on Sunday night to fuse the fractures, two in the thoracic part of his spine and one in the lumbar, sources told TMZ.
While the surgery was a success, the Jumanji star is still heavily medicated and "going through hell," the site said.
Lumbar fractures can make walking difficult and even lead to partial paralysis, but Hart is expected to make a full recovery, TMZ said.
The update comes as newly released 911 calls reveal the horrors of the crash - and the seriousness of Hart's condition, even though his team initially took him home rather than to a hospital.
"I don't know what happened … He's not coherent at all," an unidentified woman calling from Hart's home tells the 911 operator.
"He can't move," she said, stressing that he was "breathing" and confirming the injuries were to his back.
A motorist who stopped to help at the crash site in Malibu Hills told dispatchers that the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda - Hart's birthday present to himself in July - had been destroyed.
"The roof is crushed. And the car is pretty totalled. The door is smashed in," he told the dispatcher.
The caller assumed Hart had been the driver, despite officials saying his friend Jared Black, 28, was behind the wheel. Black's fiancée, Rebecca Broxterman, was in the back seat.
"The driver is out of the car," the caller said.
"They're trying to get the passengers out," he added, stressing they were "both awake" and calling out to check they had no serious injuries.
The caller repeatedly tried to comfort Black and Broxterman.
"Help's coming, guys, don't worry. The ambulance is on the way," he shouted out to them.
Officials have said alcohol was not a factor in the crash. The accident remains under investigation by police.
This story originally appeared in the NY Post and is republished here with permission