smacked by Will Smith at the 2022 Academy Awards while headlining standup shows in New York and New Jersey over the weekend. “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face,” Rock, 57, declared while performing headline alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle at Madison Square Garden Saturday, ET Online reported.Elsewhere during the event Hart had brought a live goat onstage and introduced it as “Will Smith.”Rock elaborated during his set the following day at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, during a bit in which he riffed about people being overly sensitive, US Magazine reported. “I’m not a victim, mother–ker,” the “Grown Ups” star declared. “… I don’t go to the hospital for a papercut.”This marked the first time that Rock had addressed the incident, which occurred at the 2022 Oscars in March, after Smith, 53 who’d go on to win Best Actor for “King Richard” later in the evening, smacked Rock, 57, after the comedian made a bald wisecrack about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.Rock had previously remained largely mum on the “Best Smacktor” fiasco, only referencing it briefly on stage over the past couple months. “I’m OK, if anybody was wondering,” Rock said during the show in May at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall, according to the Times of London. “I got most of my hearing back.”He added that he still wouldn’t be talking about the altercation between him and Smith, 53.“People expect me to talk about the bulls – – t.
I’m not going to talk about it right now. I’ll get to it eventually — on Netflix,” he said with a laugh.The comedian previously stated that he wouldn’t be talking about the slap until he sees a check with his name on it: “I’m OK.