Comedian Kevin Hart is showing that he’s a contender in more than just the comedy arena. On Tuesday, July 28, the actor posted a video clip to his Instagram page showing off his chiseled arms and boxing technique.
In the brief clip, which has gained over 2 million views, a shirtless Hart was seen bobbing and weaving his way through an intense workout with his boxing trainer. The “Jumanji” star sported black shorts and a pair of bright yellow gloves. The actor admitted that while his skills aren’t where he wants them to be, he’s slowing getting there. “Trying to get my hands back to where they once were…,” the actor captioned the video. “Slow progress but I’m loving it… Shoutout to @officialdecaturbocing.”
Fans teased the star, seemingly because of his short stature. One fan wrote, “Calling all 12 year olds don’t mess with kevin he got hands.” While another user commented, “Man you aint never had no hands.” They added, “You said yourself you cant fight.”
A third user wrote, “Bro you gotta spar wont nothing drives home lessons like getting hit.” The commenter continued, “You look great on the pads but sometimes you gotta fight a mofo.”
Some fans, however, did leave words of encouragement, including one person who wrote, “Yessss you got this [three fire emojis].” They added, “So happy to see you stronger than ever!”
While another wrote, “That’s right Kev’ hard work and dedication-they can’t be mad when you’ve earned it… Keep it pushing my brother.”
As fans may remember, back in September 2019, the “Night School” star was involved in a severe car accident when his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda went off the road along Mulholland Highway in Malibu, California, right before crashing into a wooden fence. Hart was in the passenger seat as his friend Jared Black was driving.
The actor underwent surgery following the incident and faced a taxing amount of physical therapy. Hart admitted that the whole experience gave him a new perspective about appreciating life, which he outlined during an interview with Joe Rogan on the May 25 episode of the “Joe Rogan Experience” podcast.
“My biggest cry in life came from the first day that I came home from the hospital because I never had to see that house again,” Hart told Rogan. “There was an option of me never seeing that home again. There was an option of me never walking on that driveway again. There was an option of me never seeing my wife and my kids again.”
Hart also revealed that doctors told him if he had not been in top physical shape, he could’ve been permanently paralyzed in the crash. Hart said much of his spine is now made of metal due to all the damage that was caused.