Kevin Hart is on the road to recovery following a September car accident that left him with “major back injuries.” The actor has been out and about recently, making public appearances ahead of his new film Jumanji: The Next Level.
Hart was honored Tuesday with a foot and handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, where he was joined by Jumanji co-stars Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan. His Get Hard co-star Will Ferrell also showed up to support the comedian.
The ceremony took place ahead of the actor’s interview with daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who spoke with Hart about his recovery from the car accident.
“I am about 65 to 75 percent back to my physical self,” Hart said. “Workouts are not full. I’m not lifting crazy weights, but I’m back to weighted workouts, agility, mobility, core workouts. I’m a little determined jackass.”
Hart added that the accident left him feeling “helpless” because “I couldn’t wipe my ass. You don’t realize that your back is connected to everything. So coming out of back surgery, everything changed. Because you’re kind of helpless. That’s when you get to see what really matters, who really matters. Life kind of hits you in a completely different way.”
Back in October, Hart shared a video on social media, highlighting the struggles he’s faced since the accident.
“Basically, what you realize is that you’re not in control,” Hart says in the video. “No matter how much you think you’re in control, you’re not in control. At the end of the day, it can all be over, man.”
The 40-year-old comedian made his first public appearance after the accident last month at the People’s Choice Awards, where he thanked God, his family, and friends for their support.
Jumanji: The Next Level, which also stars Jack Black and Nick Jonas, hits theaters Friday.