On Friday Haddish told Entertainment Tonight Hart was “doing fine” just days after his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda lost control in Malibu Hills. The resulting accident caused an injury that reportedly required Hart to undergo spinal surgery to fuse a pair of fractures in his vertebrae. Reports state that the comic was a passenger when the accident occurred. It was also previously reported, courtesy of a message from Hart’s wife Eniko, that the comedian was in “good spirits” following the accident, but a TMZ write-up simultaneously said he was in a lot of pain and was being heavily medicated to deal with that (more on both of those updates in a sec).
“He’s OK. He’s doing fine,” Haddish said to ET. “As far as I know, from the last I heard, he’s fine.”
Though that sounds like a second-hand account, she also provided an undeniably positive update by stating, “He’s already walking. He’s good.”
Haddish also utilized her opportunity to ball bust after that inquiry into Hart’s condition by recalling an instance where he made fun of an injury of hers. “He was making fun of me because I tore my meniscus,” she said. “I was wearing a boot while we were doing press for Secret Life of Pets 2. I had a sleeve on my leg, a brace, and he was making fun of me, talking about, ‘Tiffany, you ain’t gonna get no man. Ain’t no man gonna want you with a brace on your leg. You need to get the surgery.’ And I said, ‘I don’t have time to get surgery. I’m gonna let my body do what it do and heal itself.'”
She went on: “And look, I’m rocking high heels and I’m walking. I might walk with a limp, but call me a pimp. And now I’m gonna make fun of you. When you get back, moving good, Kevin, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your back.”
A second (and notably far more serious) source for ET added that Hart’s been “heavily sedated” since undergoing surgery to patch his back. That source went on to elaborate with an update that sounded far more severe and even potentially contradictory.
“Kevin’s spinal injuries are very serious, he sustained several fractures and had no choice but to have surgery as soon as possible,” that source said. “Since the surgery he has been heavily sedated. The physicians are doing everything they can to keep him out of pain.”