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Kevin Hart ‘returns to work’ month after serious car crash

Kevin Hart has returned to work as he continued to recover from a horrendous car accident, according to reports.

The actor and comedian was left with ‘serious back injuries’ and had to have emergency surgery for three fractures in his spine which needed fusion after his vintage Plymouth Barracuda careered off the road while being driven by a friend in early October.

Now it’s been reported the star is slowly returning to work a couple of hours a day, as he continues extensive rehabilitation from home.

Kevin, 40, spent 10 days in hospital following the collision in Malibu last month, and after taking time out of the spotlight and having his buddy Dwayne Johnson fill a few slots, he’s apparently back.

According to TMZ, Kevin is promoting his upcoming movie Jumanji: The Next Level – which is a sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – through a marketing campaign.

However while his presence is said to be required, the publication has claimed the workload isn’t too strenuous for the star as he heals – adding he was ‘nowhere near 100%’ yet.

It’s said the star is determined to fulfil his commitments as best he can, and was on set for two hours a day on Monday and Tuesday this week.

Sources claimed he will return for another two hours of work on Thursday and said that he has been spending most of his time on set sat down, as although he can walk on his own, he’s not able to put strain on his back for long periods of time.

This week, Kevin’s Night School co-star Tiffany Haddish revealed the actor is ‘doing really good’ following his crash.

She told People magazine: ‘He’s doing really really good. I talked to him the other day. He is doing good.’

So that’s good.

Last month, Kevin was in his car with two other people – driver Jared Black and Jared’s fiancee Rebecca Broxterman – when the Plymouth Barracuda veered off the highway and ended up in a gully about 10 feet off the road.

Both Kevin and Jared were taken to hospital after sustaining ‘major back injuries’, but Rebecca did not need medical treatment.

The Get Hard’ actor – who has Heaven, 14, and Hendrix, 11, with his ex-wife Torrei Hart and Kenzo, 22 months, with spouse Eniko – bought the car back in July as a 40th birthday gift to himself.

Previously TMZ reported Kevin now has ‘a new perspective on life [and] he really cherishes the fact that he’s alive, and wants to make the most of it in every respect’, with the crash having a ‘huge impact’ on him.

It had previously been reported that Kevin was able to walk again after the crash but would need at least four months off before he could head back to work.

His friend Dwayne said on the Kelly Clarkson Show that Kevin was recovering well, explaining: ‘Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son.

‘I connected with him today. And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat.’

Metro.co.uk contacted reps for comment.

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