Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said Kevin Hart is “doing very well” after suffering major back injuries in a car crash earlier this month.
Comedian and actor Hart was taken to hospital after a vintage car he was a passenger in rolled down an embankment in the California hills.
Johnson said his pal was “a lucky man”.
“Everything is good,” he said. “I spoke with Kevin – I connected with him today.”
He added: “And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat.”
Hart was supposed to be Clarkson’s first-ever guest on her new TV talk show, so following the accident Johnson cut short his honeymoon (with his new wife’s permission) to fill in.
The pair are close friends – having starred together in films including Jumanji and Central Intelligence – and the former professional wrestler, 47, confirmed he would soon pay Hart a hospital visit.
“I love the guy, he’s one of my best friends,” Johnson went on.
“And honestly, I mean, thank God, it could have been a lot worse. So, he’s a lucky man, and he knows it, too.
“I wish him the best and a speedy recovery and I’m going to see him soon.”
Hart and the car’s driver were both taken to hospital following the crash in the hills above Malibu on 1 September.
The driver of the car was not under the influence of alcohol, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report.