Kevin Hart was expected to appear on the premiere episode of Kelly Clarkson’s new talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, but the comedian suffered back injuries following a car crash on Malibu’s Mulholland Highway early Sunday morning (Sept. 1). As a result, Dwayne Johnson will be returning from his honeymoon early to replace Hart on the show.
Johnson recently married his longtime partner Lauren Hashian and was in Kauai celebrating the marriage. “When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in,” Johnson tweeted on Wednesday. “I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends.”
Hart reportedly has undergone surgery for his injuries, and is expected to recover.
The Kelly Clarkson Show premieres Monday, Sept. 9 on NBC. Check out Johnson’s tweet and a clip from the show below.
When my son @KevinHart4real goes down with an injury, his big daddy steps in. I did leave my honeymoon early (Lauren approved cos she LOVES Kelly) and now me and Kelly are new best friends ——. Tune in this Monday! We had the best time! #greathost #hotcrowd #amazingenergy — https://t.co/DAdkVRd9Dj
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 4, 2019