Dwayne Johnson showed up on The Kelly Clarkson Show Monday (September 9) without his dear friend and Jumanji co-star Kevin Hart.
“I love the guy, he’s one of my best friends,” Johnson told Clarkson. “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.”
Despite the seriousness of the situation, Johnson tried his best to keep things light during the questioning about Hart.
These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat,” Johnson joked. “That’s real love.”
Fans will recall that Hart was recently in a car accident that left him with a series of back injuries, with Entertainment Tonight reporting Friday (Sept. 6) that he fractured his spine in three places.
“Kevin’s spinal injuries are very serious, he sustained several fractures and had no choice but to have surgery as soon as possible,” the source explained. “Since the surgery he has been heavily sedated. The physicians are doing everything they can to keep him out of pain. The family isn’t ready to talk about it and want privacy at the moment. They also don’t want people to worry, so [his wife] Eniko has put on a strong face and is saying he is doing well, but it’s very serious. He has suffered a great deal and has a long road ahead.”
Get well, Kevin.
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TUNE IN TOMORROW (Monday) for the premiere of the @kellyclarksonshow on @NBC! 👏🏾👏🏾🍾🥂 Her first guest ever was yours truly and we had a BLAST! My son @kevinhart4real was originally booked but when he was injured in a recent car accident – I did the right thing and stepped in for my family. Thank God he was buckled into his car seat 🙏🏾😂 Heal up brotha, always got your back. Enjoy the show everyone!!