Chris Rock reportedly addressed Will Smith slapping him at the Oscars and quipped that anyone “who says ‘words hurt'” has “never been punched in the face.”
During the 57-year-old comedian’s set in the United Kingdom, Rock took the stage and cracked a few jokes about the “Men In Black” star slapping him at the 94th Academy Awards show. Smith slapped Rock after he cracked a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved bald head amid her hair loss battle and said that he thinks he’s finally “got most of his hearing back,” according to the Times of London, Page Six reported on Friday.
“I’m OK, if anybody was wondering,” Rock shared during his show “Ego Death” at the U.K.’s Royal Albert Hall. “I got most of my hearing back.”
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The “Grown Ups” star made it clear he’s not interested in continuing to talk about what happened between him and the “King Richard” star at the annual awards show in March, but promised he would eventually.
“People expect me to talk about the bulls***,” the superstar comedian shared. “I’m not going to talk about it right now. I’ll get to it eventually — on Netflix [laughs].”
“Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ — has never been punched in the face,” he added.
The “Death at a Funeral” star previously joked that he wouldn’t be talking about what happened at the Oscars until he sees his name on a check.
“I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about [the Will Smith incident] until I get paid,” Rock shared during his set at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.
The comedian also appeared to joke about the infamous slap when he rushed on stage last week during Dave Chappelle’s set at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, after a man allegedly rushed the stage and tried to tackle Chappelle, as reported previously by The Daily Wire.
Rock was in the house and joined Chappelle on stage after the alleged assault and joked, “Was that Will Smith?”
“I thought it was you for a second!” the star of the “Chappelle Show” responded.