Kevin Hart Makes First Official Public Appearance Since Car Crash
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The actor and comedian was nominated for three People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles and he walked on stage to collect the award for Comedy Act of 2019.
"First and foremost, thank God because I definitely don't have to be here," Kevin told the crowd.
"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.
"You have no idea the effect you have on us as entertainers your energy, your support. It means the world and I truly want to thank you guys for being there for me in my difficult time."
According to People, Hart also gave a shoutout to his wife Eniko Parrish and his three kids.
He walked on stage to collect his award with Kanye West's 'Stronger' playing over the speakers, which is a pretty poignant track to choose.
Hart made his first public statement about his rehabilitation two weeks ago.
In the clip, the 40-year-old can be seen wearing a harness and undergoing physical therapy. His family also appear in the post, including his wife and their kids.
Speaking about how the tragic incident has affected him, Hart says: "After my accident I see things differently, I see life from a whole new perspective.
"My appreciation for life is through the roof. I'm thankful for my family, my friends."
Hart also had some heartfelt wisdom for anyone watching the clip, adding: "Don't take today for granted, because tomorrow's not promised. More importantly, I'm thankful for God, I'm thankful for life. I'm thankful for simply still being here."
Hart suffered 'major back injuries' in the incident, which took place in West Valley at around 12.45am on 1 September.
He had been riding as a passenger in one of his cars - a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda - when it crashed from Cold Canyon Road onto Mulholland Highway.