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Dwayne Johnson Gives a Kevin Hart Update On Kelly Clarkson's Talk Show Debut

Johnson said Hart was "bummed" he couldn't be there with Clarkson.

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    Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Talk Show

    Kelly Clarkson admits she loves to talk, but doing it as host of her own talk show was something she had to think about. "I grew up watching Oprah, and crying with her and being inspired by her guests and all that so, I had a high bar," she says. Then again, Oprah never opened every show with a song, the way Clarkson will. "The Kelly Clarkson Show" premieres Sept. 9. (Published Monday, Sept. 9, 2019)

    Joining Kelly Clarkson Monday as the first guest on her brand new talk show, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson gave a health update on injured Kevin Hart and said the actor is recovering nicely from his recent auto accident.

    "Everything is good, I spoke with Kevin, I actually refer to him as my son," Johnson told Clarkson. "I connected with him today."

    Last weekend, the actor and comedian was involved in an accident on Malibu's Mulholland Highway, suffering back injuries. As he recovers, Hart was unable to do any appearances, including his scheduled interview on Monday's premiere episode of "The Kelly Clarkson Show." So, after hearing about Hart's crash, Johnson actually left his honeymoon early to step in for his pal on the talk show.

    While on the show, Johnson gave an update on his "Jumanji" co-star.

    "And you know what? These things happen in life and thankfully he was strapped in nicely to his car seat," Johnson joked as the audience laughed. "That's real love."

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    Johnson then continued to troll his pal, saying that they spoke to his "pediatrician."

    On a more serious note, Johnson said that Hart was "bummed" he couldn't be there with Clarkson.

    "I love the guy, he's one of my best friends," Johnson said. "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."