The comic touched on the incident throughout a stand-up efficiency at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Thursday.
The 57-year-old used humour to make gentle of the occasion – joking in regards to the lasting influence of Smith’s violent outburst on the 2022 Oscars in March.
“I’m okay, if anybody was wondering,” Rock stated, as per UK outlet The Telegraph. “Got most of my hearing back.”
“Don’t expect me to talk about the bulls—,” he additionally stated, The Telegraph reported. “I’ll talk about it at some point … on Netflix.”
“Your tickets were expensive, but not that expensive,” Rock allegedly joked.
During the Oscars, actor Will Smith slapped Rock after the comic joked about Smith’s spouse, Jada Pinkett Smith.
“Looking forward to seeing you in GI Jane 2,” Rock stated, making reference to Ridley Scott’s 1997 movie starring Demi Moore with a shaved head much like Pinkett Smith’s.
The King Richard star didn’t discover the comment humorous as his spouse suffers from the auto-immune situation alopecia, which is thought to trigger hair loss.
“Keep my wife’s name out your f—ing mouth,” Smith yelled from the group after smacking Rock within the face.
Smith has since made a press release apologising to Rock, saying his behaviour was “unacceptable and inexcusable.”
He added: “Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.”
Smith has since resigned from the Academy and has been banned from attending the Oscars for the following ten years.
Oscars host and actress, Wanda Sykes additionally weighed on the incident in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the place she revealed she “physically felt ill” and was nonetheless “a little traumatised by it.”
Sykes stated, that whereas the slap was focused at Rock, she felt upset that “no one” has apologised to her and fellow hosts Amy Schumer and Regina Hall.
“We worked really hard to put that show together,” she stated, just for it to be overshadowed.
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