John Henton Returned To The Sets Of 'The Hughleys' Just 6 Weeks After A Fatal Car Accident
John Henton is a famous comedian who is loved by millions for his excellent comic timing. But did you know that he has his own horror story to tell? Henton suffered a brutal car accident back in September 2000 that almost took his life.
A Near-Death Car Crash Was A "Wake-Up Call"
Henton, who played Milsap Morris's role in The Hughleys, was involved in a car accident that knocked down his left eye socket, broke his nine teeth, ripped off his stomach, and even shattered both his legs.
The Incident took place on September 15, 2000, while he was returning home from a celebration party of the series' Halloween segment in Los Angeles. Henton hit another car, knocked on a chain-link fence, and smashed against a concrete wall. Although the accident didn't take his life, if left the comedian scarred and he considered it a wake up call.
Henton, who was drunk and was driving at least the speed of 100 mph at the time of the accident, has very little memory of the nightmare. The last visual he remembers was the party. It was his first summer, and he drank more than he should have. Not only that, Henton even refused to take help from a Limo driver who offered him a ride back home and got into his Acura NSX.
A mini-coma is very restful, I can't recommend it because you have to go through some stuff to end up in one. But I feel very refreshed.
Henton's Facial Reconstruction
The only good thing that Henton did was to put on his seat belt, which probably saved his life. After the accident, the comedian's face was so damaged due to a shattered left eye socket and broken down teeth that his plastic surgeon had to look at his photos from before the accident to reform his face to the way it was.
Hendy's former publicist Wendy Zocks had to rush back to his home to get his pictures for the surgeons to rebuild his disfigured features.
Thankfully, the surgery was a success, and the doctors were able to reconstruct his face.
"It's a blessing that they got me together."
Henton had to compensate for his terrible mistake of driving under the influence by attending the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving" class and performing 30 days of community service in California.
A True Warrior Never Gives Up
Luckily, the actor went on to recover very well. Merely six weeks later, he was ready to face the cameras on the set of The Hughleys. The camera angles were placed in such a way that they could hide the casting on his legs. This shows how determined and dedicated Henton was about his craft.
After the accident, he has worked in several series such as One On One, The Parkers, Hannah Montana, and Love That Girl.