Kevin Hart Undergoes Successful Back Surgery

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By Mike Walters on September 2, 2019 at 5:41 AM EDT


Kevin Hart has just undergone a successful back surgery to help with injuries sustained following his early morning car wreck.

Sources close to Hart tell The Blast he went under the knife Sunday night, and that, "the surgery went smoothly, and he is doing ok."

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Hart's wife, Eniko, has been by his side at the hospital and we're told he is up and talking to family and doctors.

We're told the comedian is "feeling as good is to be expected right after surgery," and that everyone says he is "expected to make a full recovery."

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"The surgery was a complete success. The doctors completed a procedure to stabilize his back." our sources say.

Kevin has already been able to walk and talk to people around him.

Although he was badly injured in the car accident, sources close to Hart told us he did not injure his spinal cord, and that the comedian was able to "walk and move his extremities."

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The actor is lucky it wasn't worse.

As we reported, Kevin was pinned in his overturned Plymouth 'Cuda and had to be rescued by the fire department. Two other passengers were in the car, including his wife's personal trainer, Rebecca Broxterman, and her significant other.

According to the CHP, the female in the car sustained minor injuries, but the 28-year-old male in the car was airlifted to a local hospital. He also suffered major back injuries.

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Hart's 1970's muscle car was the only one involved in the accident and it crashed early Sunday morning, after driving off Mulholland Highway and landing in a ditch near his home in the Calabasas area.

Since the accident, stars like The Rock have been wishing the comedian a speedy recovery.

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