Kevin Hart made his first TV appearance since his bad car accident to promote "Jumanji: The Next Level" on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Wednesday. The 40-year-old actor detailed the hardships he endured after the accident left him with two fractures in his spine. His injuries required surgery and Hart told Ellen what it was like when he was first recovering.
"I couldn't even wipe my a**," Hart revealed to Ellen after he explained he was hospitalized for 10 days in September.
"You don’t realize that your back is connected to everything, so coming out of back surgery everything changed because you’re kinda helpless," Kevin continued. "That’s when you see what really matters, who really matters. Life kind of hits you in a completely different way."
Loved Ones By His Side
"You go, 'Wow! This is love,'" he said. "'This is what real love and life is.' And the things that you think matter, you realize don't. It's not about your level of success, it's not about how much money you have, it's about that. It's about those individuals and who you really mean the most to and who mean the most to you. I’ve got a completely different look on life now, a much better one."
He Not Fully Healed Yet
Hart looked a little stiff and uncomfortable sitting in the sofa chair onstage and told Ellen and the audience that he is "about 65 to 75 percent" back to his physical self. The actor frequently shared his workouts on social media prior to the crash and exercise was a big part of his daily routine. Hart said that when he was able to do a simple act that we take for granted was a huge achievement during his recovery.
"My biggest triumph was when I put my socks on, when I put my socks on it was the biggest thing in the world," he said.
"I will be honest, it made me so happy," Hart explained. "Being home for that amount of time made me happy. I was sat down. I feel like God sat me down."