Chris Rock's First Reaction After Being Hit By Will Smith At Oscar Gala

Chris Rock did not file a complaint against Will Smith after the shocking incident at Oscar Gala. Nor did he talk about this. Until Wednesday night.

Dressed all in white, Chris Rock, 57 years old, told the audience at his sold-out comedy show at Boston, Wilbur Theatre, that he was "still processing" being slapped on stage by Will Smith at the Oscars.

Chris Rock - With Tears In His Eyes

Chris Rock was greeted with a long-standing ovation in the first of two shows he performed Wednesday as part of his Ego Death Tour. Rock gave his first official reaction after being hit by Will Smith at the Oscars gala but he did not say much about the incident.

"Let me be all misty and s***," he said, with tears in his eyes.

"I don't have a bunch of s*** to say about that, so if you came here for that..." he said, and paused.
Chris Rock's First Reaction After Being Hit Will Smith Oscar Gala
"I had written a whole show before this weekend. I'm still processing what happened, so at some point, I'll talk about that s***. It'll be serious. It'll be funny, but right now I'm going to tell some jokes."

Rock opened the subject again in his second set but seemingly confirmed that he has not spoken with Will Smith since being slapped on the Oscar stage.

"I haven't talked to anyone, despite what you heard," Chris Rock said.

Twice during the first show, a couple of members of the audience shouted: "Will Smith," drawing a far louder chorus of boos. One man was dragged out by security guards.

Rock's show took place shortly after it became a known public fact that Smith had refused to leave the Oscars though he was asked to do that by the heads of the Academy of Motion Pictures.

The Academy said on Wednesday he ignored the request from the president, David Rubin, and CEO, Dawn Hudson, to leave, and that he had violated their code of conduct.

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