Chris Rock before the Oscars slap: “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering”

Chris Rock is finally ready to make public jokes about the fight of the Oscar 2022 that blew up pop culture in March.

Will Smith infamously slapped the 57-year-old comedian onstage at the 94th Academy Awards after Rock made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada-Pinkett Smith, openly discussing her struggle with alopecia .

Comedian Chris Rock has since refused to discuss the incident, but on Thursday during his new stand-up comedy show “Ego Death,” he joked that words don’t hurt as much as a punch to the face.

What did Chris Rock say about Will Smith’s slap at the Oscars?

Chris Rock on the Oscars slap: “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering.”

“I’m fine, if anyone was wondering,” Rock said during the show at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, according to the London Times. “I got most of my hearing back.” He added that he would not yet speak about the altercation between himself and the 53-year-old Smith.

“People expect me to talk about that sh*t. I’m not going to talk about that now. I will eventually, on Netflix,” she said with a smile. Rock continued, “Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face.” It is worth mentioning that Will Smith has not yet personally apologized to Chris Rock for the slap at the 2022 Oscars.

Chris Rock will talk about the slap if he gets paid

Chris Rock on the Oscars slap: “I’m fine, if anyone was wondering.”

The comedian previously stated that he would not talk about the slap until he gets paid: “I’m fine. I’ve got a full show, and I’m not going to talk about it until I get paid,” he told the audience of him during a comedy set at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, last month.

However, just a week before his appearance at the casino, the “Everybody Hates Chris” creator told fans during a surprise visit to the Comedy Cellar in New York City: “Lower your expectations. I’m not going to address that sh*t.”

AmericanPost.News reports that Rock also broached the subject during a secret show with Dave Chappelle after the latter’s violent altercation onstage, jokingly telling the stand-up star, “He slapped my [nigga] softest I’ve ever rapped.”

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