In September, actor and comedian Kevin Hart, along with two other passengers, were at the center of a near-fatal car accident in Malibu, California. Hart sustained major back injuries from the single-car accident and had to undergo surgery.

Since the accident, Hart remained absent from social media until Tuesday when he shared an emotional video documenting his recovery.


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Throughout the footage, Hart showed himself in physical therapy and talked to fans about his determination and his different outlook on life. Hart said he believes that the accident was god’s way of telling him to slow down and appreciate life for what it is.

“After my accident, I see things differently,” Hart said. “I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof.”

Hart also makes sure to give thank you’s to his friends, family, fans, and the people that have stood by him giving him love and support. “Don’t take today for granted,” he added. “Because tomorrow is not promised.”

The video ended with Hart’s doctor telling him that his full recovery will take a year.

“I’m thankful for simply still being here,” Hart concluded. “The road to being a bigger and better version of me. Looking forward to an amazing 2020.”

Celebrities were quick to comment on Hart’s post sharing kind words of support. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a close friend to Hart and frequent co-star, commented, “Beautifully said. Love u brotha. Onward.”

Actor Jamie Foxx also added, “God bless u brother!”

The accident that took place on Sept. 1 in Hart’s 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Hart was a passenger in the vintage muscle car when it drove off Mulholland Highway and rolled down an embankment, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report obtained by USA TODAY.

The driver of the vehicle sustained serious back and chest injuries and the passenger in the back seat sustained minor injuries.

The report concluded that the cause of the accident was due to reckless driving.

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Kevin Hart attends the WSJ Tech D.Live at Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California, on Nov. 13, 2018. Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ. Magazine