Kevin Hart made his first major awards show appearance as he continues to recover from his September car accident.
The actor, 40, accepted the award for comedy movie star of 2019 at the E! People’s Choice Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. Hart referenced his car accident in his speech after the audience gave him a standing ovation.
The father of three also thanked his fans for their ongoing support. “I truly want to thank you guys for being there for at my difficult time,” he said.
On Sept. 1, Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver — friend and producer Jared Black — lost control and crashed through wooden fencing just before 1 a.m. local time on Mulholland Highway in Malibu. He had to undergo emergency back surgery.