As previously reported, Kevin Hart has a long way to go until he’s fully recovered from the very serious car accident in which he was a passenger.
But at least the actor just took an important step on this road.
He’s been released from the hospital.
Hart, as you likely know by now, was badly injured in a car crash about two weeks ago.
Early on the morning of September 1, Hart suffered significant back pain after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered off Mulholland Highway, rolled over and landed in a ditch in Malibu.
According to various sources, the star’s close friend, Jared Black, was actually behind the wheel of Hart’s vehicle when he reportedly lost control and went off the road.
Both Black and another passenger were transported to a hospital as soon as authorities arrived.
But Hart actually called his security team for a ride home and only later went to see a doctor for his injuries.
Insiders close to the actor and the situation in general say Hart is "glad" to get out of the Los Angeles hospital he’s called home for the past 10 days and that he’s trying to focus on the positive.
"I’m grateful to be alive," he’s reportedly been saying, considering he fractured three parts of his spine in the crash.
Hart is currently undergoing rehab at an unknown facility — and the goal is to get him home "as soon as possible," where he can start outpatient care, TMZ reports.
Elsewhere, paparazzi members caught up with Hart’s wife, Eniko, outside of a Starbucks on Thursday afternoon.
When one of the photographers asked her how the actor was faring now that he is no longer in the hospital, she said simply:
"He’s doing well, thank you. We’re just taking it one day at a time… He’ll be back on track in no time."
Others close to Hart have also provided updates on the celebrity’s condition.
Dwayne Johnson, for example, filled in for Hart on the first episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show last week and said:
"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."
Terry Crews also spoke on Hart a few days ago.
"Kevin’s gonna have to rebuild his life somewhat," the America’s Got Talent host told Us Weekly last Tuesday, adding of his pal:
"It may be a little different for Kevin from here on out. I understand that, I feel that. He probably feels very alone right now…
"Believe me, most of Hollywood and most people I know are supporting Kevin. Really, really pushing for his speedy recovery."