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Dwayne Johnson provides update on Kevin Hart’s condition

The comedian and actor was taken to hospital after a car crash earlier this month.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said Kevin Hart is ‘doing very well’ after he suffered back injuries in car crash (Ian West/PA)
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said Kevin Hart is ‘doing very well’ after he suffered back injuries in car crash (Ian West/PA)

By Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said Kevin Hart is “doing very well” after he suffered back injuries in a car crash.

Comedian and actor Hart, 40, was taken to hospital after a vintage muscle car he was a passenger in rolled down an embankment in the hills above Malibu, California.

Johnson and Hart are close friends, having starred together in films including Jumanji and Central Intelligence.

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Kevin Hart was injured in a car crash in California (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Speaking on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Johnson provided an update on Hart’s condition – while poking fun at his height.

He said: “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.”

Taking a more serious tone, former professional wrestler Johnson, 47, added Hart was “doing very well”.

“I love the guy, he’s one of my best friends,” Johnson said. “And honestly, I mean, thank God, it could’ve been a lot worse. So, he’s a lucky man, and he knows it too. I wish him the best and a speedy recovery and I’m gonna see him soon.”

Hart is reported to have suffered “major back injuries” in the September 1 incident.

Hart and the car’s driver were both taken to hospital. The driver of the car was not under the influence of alcohol, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report.

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