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Kevin Hart was left wheelchair-bound after racing with Steven Ridley. Image via Instagram @kevinhart4real

‘I can’t walk’: Kevin Hart wheelchair-bound at 44 [watch]

American actor and comedian Kevin Hart was left wheel-chair bound at 44-years-old after racing with former NFL player Steven Ridley.

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Kevin Hart was left wheelchair-bound after racing with Steven Ridley. Image via Instagram @kevinhart4real

On Wednesday, 23 August, American actor and comedian Kevin Hart revealed that he was in a wheelchair after having raced former NFL player Steven Ridley. In an Instagram post, the Get Hard actor explained how he got to be wheelchair-bound and had his friends and social media followers sympathising with him.


Kevin Hart shared that he wanted to break the news of being in a wheelchair before his opponent Steven Ridley put him on blast on his social media page. He explained that he had challenged himself in a sprint race with Ridley and suffered injuries which he believes were brought on by aging.

“I’ve got to be the stupidest man alive. Ladies and gentlemen, the age 40 is real. All my men and women out there that are 40 years old and above, it’s not a game, respect that age or that age will make you respect it,” he said.

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Sitting in a wheelchair, in a video, Hart revealed that he had suffered injuries from the sprint race and could no longer walk.

“I tore my lower abdomen and abductors and muscles found in the hip, I don’t even know what that is, but I tore them. I tore those too, I can’t walk,” he shared.

In a slow-motion video, Hart can be seen in distress during his race with Ridley just moments after taking off.   

“44 and sitting my a** down!!!!! I got to be the dumbest man alive!!!!! What the f**k am I doing???? I blew my sh*t… I’m done. FML,” the hilarious actor captioned.

In 2019, Hart had three repaired spine fractures after he got involved in a car accident during Labor Day weekend, TMZ reported. According to a source speaking with the publication, Hart had undergone surgery and had one of his fractures fused in the lumbar. Although the surgery was a success, he reportedly faced risks of having difficulties walking, and at worst, partial paralysis of the arms or legs had it not gone well.

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Kevin Hart injured his leg in a race. Image via Instagram @kevinhart4real


“You gotta warm up for about 10 minutes big fella!😂” @marioworldwide replied.

“😂😂😂😂 damm man! Sorry about that! 🙏🏾 May you quickly recover and remember not to race against anyone,” @naymaps wrote.

“Getting older is REAL!! Heal Up, Kev!!” @willsmith said.

“Welp if it will make you feel better at 66 I don’t even have abs or adductors, just use your stomach 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽heal up Nephew,” @iamsteveharveytv commented.

“😂😂😂😂 so sorry and 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣,” @traceellisross reacted.

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