- Chris Rock addressed being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars during his latest comedy show.
- He joked he got “most of my hearing back,” according to a Telegraph report.
- Rock added that he wasn’t going to talk about the slap further except on Netflix.
Chris Rock joked about the infamous Oscars slap incident, saying that words don’t hurt as much as being “punched in the face” during a comedy show in the UK.
In March, Will Smith slapped Rock at the Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke about Smith’s wife being bald. Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, has been candid in the past about her journey with alopeciaan autoimmune disease that causes hair loss.
“I’m OK, if anybody was wondering,” Rock began the show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday. “I got most of my hearing back.”
According to the TimesRock said he wasn’t going to joke about the slap during his latest comedy show, “Ego Death.”
But he then said: “People expect me to talk about the b ——-, I’m not going to talk about it right now, I’ll get to it eventually. On
Later in his act, Rock joked, according to The Telegraph: “Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face.”
Rock made comments about the slap last week, however. After comedian Dave Chappelle was tackled on stage while performing at the Hollywood Bowl, Rock came onstage and joked, “Was that Will Smith?”
Rock’s brother and mother have also publicly condemned the slap.