Kevin Hart Left In Wheelchair For Foreseeable Future After Accident

Kevin Hart will use a wheelchair for the foreseeable future after an accident.
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Kevin Hart will use a wheelchair for the foreseeable future after an accident.

Hart is a world-famous comedian and actor, who skyrocketed to fame through his electrifying stand-up comedy performances, captivating audiences with his relatable humour and charismatic stage presence.

Transitioning seamlessly to the big screen, he’s become a household name, starring in a plethora of successful films including Jumanji, showcasing his versatility and comedic brilliance.

In a candid and relatable Instagram post, the beloved actor and comedian recently opened up about an unexpected twist in his life that landed him in a wheelchair.

With his signature humour and down-to-earth demeanour, Hart aimed to reassure his fans and shed light on the reality of ageing while trying to keep up with youthful endeavours.

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Addressing his audience with a mixture of wit and wisdom, Hart shared his newfound respect for the age of 40 and beyond.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the age 40 is real. To all my fellow men and women who have reached this milestone and beyond, it’s not a mere number,” Hart shared on his social media platform.

“Respect that age, or it will surely command your respect. Trust me, I was just taught that lesson the hard way.”

Hart went on to recount the events that led him to his current situation, making sure his fans wouldn’t be alarmed when they saw him in a wheelchair.

Playfully admitting that he attempted some ‘young man’s stuff’, he ended up with injuries that required him to take a break from his usual on-the-go lifestyle.

The comedian added: “I tried to go out there and do some young man’s stuff and was promptly told to sit my ass down.”

The incident in question involved a friendly race with former NFL star Stevan Ridley.

Explaining the scenario, Hart shared that he and Ridley engaged in a spur-of-the-moment challenge to determine who was faster.


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With his characteristic confidence, Hart accepted the bet and engaged in a 40-yard dash.

However, the enthusiastic burst of speed led to unexpected consequences, leaving Hart nursing a significant injury.

From the confines of his wheelchair, Hart described the extent of his injuries.

“Guys, I managed to blow all of my… well, everything,” he admitted with a mix of exasperation and laughter.

He revealed that he had torn his lower abdomen and adductors, even though he confessed to not fully understanding what the latter were.

“Tore those two. I can’t walk, so here I am at 44,” he quipped.

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While Hart’s tone was light-hearted, there was a touch of frustration in his words as he questioned the motives behind his decision to engage in such physical challenges at his age.

“What are we competing for at this age? What was I thinking?” he reflected.

He recognised the folly in his actions and questioned why he had raced in the first place.

Despite the self-inflicted predicament, Hart’s post garnered an outpouring of support from friends and colleagues.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson shared his own experience of sustaining a muscle injury, offering reassurance that Hart would recover.

Will Smith empathised with the challenges of ageing, and Judd Apatow playfully teased Hart about his outfit possibly affecting his performance.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.