The Oscars incident involving Will Smith and Chris Rock stunned the audience this year, and the fallout has been difficult. While Smith was recently sighted in India after issuing an online apology for Chris Rock and resigning from The Academy, an Entertainment Tonight insider has revealed that the actor has been seeking counselling.
According to ET, the King Richard star “had been in treatment” since the Oscars incident, in which he punched Chris Rock on stage after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. On April 23, Smith arrived at a private airstrip in Mumbai, where photographers grabbed a glimpse of him.
Jada Pinkett Smith, his wife, has returned with the fifth season of her famous talk programme Red Table Talk, in which she stated that the family has been focusing on “deep healing.” Chris Rock, on the other hand, has stated that he would not discuss the event and that he is still digesting it after his first few performances on this comedy programme.
Despite how recently On Tuesday night, comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked onstage at the Hollywood Bowl while performing as part of the Netflix Is A Joke Festival, and Rock laughed about it. While Chappelle was running off stage after a guy approached him with a knife, Rock, who was also performing at the event, came on stage to check on him and joked, “Was that Will Smith?”
Things are unlikely to improve as long as Smith is hell-bent on keeping his marriage together. Would Smith will certainly repeat the same mistakes if he doesn’t convince himself that being alone for a bit is the best way to recuperate. Hopefully, this therapy will assist him in overcoming the numerous challenges with which he has been battling for years.