Dwayne Johnson is giving an update on his pal Kevin Hart.
The actor joined Kelly Clarkson on the premiere episode of her talk show “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and shared details on Hart’s recovery following a near-fatal crash earlier this month. Hart is on the mend despite serious back injuries. After learning of his “Jumanji” co-star’s accident, Johnson stepped in and appeared on Clarkson’s show in Hart’s place.
“Everything is good. I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son,” Johnson told Clarkson. “I connected with him today.”
“And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat,” he added. “That’s real love.”
And while Hart was “bummed” he couldn’t be there, Johnson said he’s “doing very well.”
“I love the guy, he’s one of my best friends,” he explained. “And honestly, I mean, thank God, it could’ve 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 gonna see him soon.”
Johnson later shared details of his recent wedding to longtime girlfriend Lauren Hashian. Johnson actually cut short their honeymoon to take Hart’s place.