AceShowbiz - Kevin Hart tried to hide his pain while recovering from spinal injuries following a car crash last year because he feared medics would stop him from taking his daily hospital walks.
The "Ride Along" star sustained three fractures in his spine after the driver of his classic car lost control of the vehicle on a canyon road near the funnyman's home in California and now he admits he played down the severity of his pain to doctors and nurses.
"I lied in the hospital because I didn't want them to know that I was having pain, because I thought that they were gonna stop me from letting me continue to try my walks," he said during an appearance on top-rated podcast the "Joe Rogan Experience". "It was, like, day seven in the hospital, I had the walker, and it was slow walks but I was dragging...".
"I was masking it... because I didn't want to stop trying."
Hart was a broken man in a lot of respects and admits he burst into tears when he realised he was going to be OK.
"There was an option of me never seeing my wife and my kids again," he told Joe Rogan, revealing he broke down during a hospital family reunion.
"It wasn't like a build-up cry," he explained. "It was pull up, get out, feet touch the ground, what the f**k just came over me, boo hoo. Like, what the f**k, what just happened."