In a video posted to social media this week, actor and comedian Kevin Hart praised God for sparing his life after a near-death accident and said God used the experience to get his attention. Hart was hospitalized after a car accident in September and needed back surgery. He says the accident forced him to slow down, appreciate the good gifts he’d been given and listen to God.
“When God talks, you’ve got to listen,” Hart says. “I swear life is funny, because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the things that you needed the most. In this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down. When you’re moving too fast and you’re doing too much, sometimes you can’t see the things that you’re meant to see. But after my accident, I see things differently. I see life from a whole new perspective. … So don’t take today for granted, because tomorrow’s not promised. More importantly, I’m thankful for God. I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for simply still being here.”
Dr. Karena Wu told Us magazine that Hart will likely need 18 months to two years to be “100 percent normal” again.
Watch the full video here.