Kevin Hart has now been temporarily confined to a wheelchair thanks to a “stupid” injury he said he sustained while trying to outrun a former NFL player at a family barbeque.
The comic took to his Instagram Story, which was reshared by TMZ, and told his followers to not be alarmed when they inevitably see him out and about in a wheelchair for the next six to eight weeks. He said it’s all because he tried to beat former NFL running back Stevan Ridley in a race, who used to play for the New England Patriots.
“Ladies and gentlemen the age 40 is real,” Hart began. “To all my men, women out there that are 40 years and above, it’s not a game. Respect that age, or that age will make you respect it. I was just forced to respect. This is just a public service announcement because I know people are gonna see me out and I don’t want you to be alarmed but I’m in a wheelchair.”
He continued, “Why? Well because I tried to jump out there and do some young stuff. Tried to go out there and do some young man stuff and I was told to sit my ass down. Shout out to Stevan Ridley I’m gonna put this story out before you do. Me and Steven got into a little debate. This debate was based off of who was faster. Those that know me know I’m pretty fast. Steven said, ‘Kev ain’t no way you gonna beat me.’ Steven is an ex-NFL running back, played for the New England Patriots. Very good guy. I said, ‘Steve you can bet it. We get out there we gonna run the 40 yard dash.'”
Kevin went on to say that in those 40 yards he “blew all my shit,” and said he now has a torn lower abdomen and shattered abductors.
“I don’t even know what that is but I tore ’em,” he continued, “I can’t walk. Sit my ass down. This is 44. Tell you what you just lost son. You just lost every opportunity of me going and racing you anytime soon. It’s over. Kenneth, it’s over. Sit down. What are we competing for at this age? What am I doing? Why did I even race? Stupidest shit ever. Now I can’t walk because I’m somewhere trying to get the title of the fastest n***a at the barbeque. What was I thinking son? Got to be the stupidest man alive. It is what it is man. This is life, and I’m out. I got about 6 to 8. I blew my shit.”