Kevin Hart said he ''sees things differently'' after his car crash, which left him with three fractures in his spine.

The 40-year-old actor and stand-up comedian suffered three fractures in his spine following the collision in September.

Hart was a passenger in the car, which left the highway and tumbled down an embankment in the hills above Malibu, California. The driver of the car was also hospitalised and a second passenger sustained minor injuries.

Speaking in a video posted to his Instagram account, he said: ''When God talks, you gotta listen. I swear, life is funny. Because some of the craziest things that happen to you end up being the thing that you needed most.

"And in this case, I honestly feel like God basically told me to sit down. After my accident, I see things differently. I see life from a whole new perspective. My appreciation for life is through the roof. I'm thankful for my family, my friends.

"I'm thankful for the people that simply ride with me and have been with me. Because you stood by me, my fans.

"I'm thankful for all of your love and support. Don't take today for granted because tomorrow's not promised. I'm thankful for simply still being here, on the road to being a bigger and better version of me. I'm looking forward to an amazing 2020.''

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Hart, best known for roles in movies such as Night School, Ride Along and The Secret Life of Pets, will next appear in Jumanji: The Next Level, a film he completed before the crash. The movie is set to be released in December.