Kevin Hart 'Lied' To Doctors About The Extent Of His Injuries
Kevin Hart has admitted that he 'lied' to doctors following his near-fatal car crash last year.
The comedian was a guest on The Joe Rogan Experience and opened up about the shocking incident and its impact on his life.
The dad-of-three 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.
Speaking during the podcast, Kevin revealed that he lied to specialist at the hospital about the level of pain he was suffering from, playing it down for fear that they may not allow him to continue with his walking exercises and rehab.
The 40-year-old said: "I lied in the hospital because I didn't want them to know that I was having pain, because I thought that they were gonna stop me from letting me continue to try my walks.
"It was like day seven in the hospital, I had the walker, and it was slow walks but I was dragging. It was upper body, and I was masking it as if I was... feet, because I didn't want to stop trying."
As a result of the crash, Kevin suffered fractures from his T10 to his L1 vertebrae, and underwent major surgery to fuse his spine.
Incredibly, the actor began walking by himself just over two weeks after the operation. But, looking back, he thinks it was probably too soon.
He added: "I should have had the walker. I'm giving the perception that it's better than what it is, and I had the back brace on. I don't want you to worry."
The Ride Along star went on to tell Joe about how his accident left him unable to do simple things for himself and how he had to rely on the support of his wife and kids.
He explained: "Not being able to wipe my a** changed everything."
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Hart continued: "My son doubled as nurse, my daughter doubled as nurse, [his wife] Eniko doubled as it. They were there.
"My brother came. That's when the care about what was important really changed ... the things that you think are important, you get to looking around at a hospital, almost four walls - none of that s*** that you think is important is in there. It's one of these people."
Watch the whole interview, below:
The funnyman also described how overwhelmed he became when he was finally released from hospital and got to go home.
Something he had feared may never happen.
"My biggest cry in life came from the first day that I came home from the hospital," he said, "because I never had to see that house again. Like there was an option of me never seeing that home again.
"There was an option of me never walking on that driveway again. There was an option of me never seeing my wife and my kids again.
"It wasn't like a build-up cry - it was pull up, get out, feet touch the ground, 'What the f*** just came over me? Boo hoo.' Like, 'What the f***, what just happened?' By the way, a painful cry, because my back was f***ed up.
"It's not until you get close to that light that you truly respect, that I respect that there are no bad days. Miss me with any bulls***. I'm smiling because I have no reason to be angry because I don't have to be here."
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