Chris Rock suffered hearing loss from Will Smith’s slap in the face – still hasn’t fully recovered, says ‘I got most of my hearing back’


Apparently, comedian Chris Rock has yet to fully recover from the infamous Oscar slap. During a performance at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, Chris opened up about his recovery after actor Will Smith slapped him for making a joke about his wife, Jada Smith.

Chris Rock Says ‘I’m Fine’ After Infamous Oscar Slap

The Times of London reported that during the broadcast, Chris Rock said, “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering. I got most of my hearing back. The comedian who declined to discuss specifics used the infamous slapping incident with Will Smith as material for his ‘Ego Death World Tour’ comedy tour.

Chris Rock Hasn’t Recovered From Will Smith’s Slap Yet, Says ‘I Got Most Of My Auditions Back’

He shared that he might be open to discussing the attack on Netflix. He joked, “People expect me to talk about the bulls – I’m not going to talk about it now, I’ll get there eventually – on Netflix. Anyone who says ‘words hurt’. Will Smith has slapped Chris Rock in the face at the 94th Academy Awards after the comedian made a joke about his partner, Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldness, as he presented the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

Will Smith banned from the Oscars for ten years

Will Smith won the Oscar and he was allowed to accept the award on stage less than an hour after slapping the comedian. The next day the Bad Boys The actor took to Instagram to apologize to Chris Rock and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He then resigned from the Academy.

The consequences of his actions do not end there. The Academy banned Will from attending the Oscars and other events for the next 10 years. The actor started doing things to help him move on from the incident. He recently traveled to India for meditation and yoga.

His trip, as reports say he personally apologized to the comedian he assaulted. Chris Rock had said he would not speak about the incident until he was paid. He said this during a set at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. “I’m fine. I have a whole show and I’m not talking about it until I get paid,” the comedian said.


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