Chris Rock jokes about Will Smith clap


Chris Rock has joked with fans that he finally has ‘most of my hearing back’ after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.

The funnyman, 57, appeared on stage Thursday at the Royal Albert Hall in London, as part of his Ego Death comedy tour.

Teasing the 5,000 ticketholders who were anticipating an array of Smith jokes, he opened the show saying: ‘I’m okay, if anyone was wondering… I got most of my hearing back,’ The Times of London reported.

The audience was soon left disappointed as Rock continued: ‘People expect me to talk about the bulls**t, I’m not going to talk about it right now.’

Smith, 53, had brutally smacked Rock at the Oscars in March after the comedian told a joke about the actor’s wife Jada Pinkett-Smith.


Rock made a GI Jane joke, referencing Pinkett-Smith’s ongoing battle with alopecia, which prompted her husband to storm the stage and viciously slap the comedian.

The violent outburst caused an uproar across social media and resulted in Smith being banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years.

Rock did, however, indicate to fans he would ‘eventually’ talk about it ‘on Netflix’ and claimed he wouldn’t discuss the moment until he ‘got paid’ for it and saw a check with his name on it.

At Royal Albert Hall on Thursday, he fueled interest in the incident again by finishing his talk of the banned actor, saying: ‘Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.’


Rock also brought up the the moment during a surprise Dave Chappelle show in Los Angeles, where the pair both discussed their recent altercations on stage.

Chappelle – who was brutally attacked by Isaiah Lee, 23, at a Hollywood Bowl show in early May – jokingly told Rock he at least got ‘smacked by someone of repute.’  DailyMail

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