Chris Rock hasn’t completely recovered from the infamous Oscars slap.
Rock opened up about his recovery during a show held at the UK’s Royal Albert Hall.
“I’m OK if anybody was wondering,” Rock quipped amid the show. “I got most of my hearing back.”
While Rock has declined to discuss details, he has used the slapping incident as material for his comedy tour titled “Ego Death World Tour.” The comedian implied he might be open to talking about the physical altercation on Netflix.
“People expect me to talk about the bulls—; I’m not going to talk about it right now; I’ll get to it eventually – on Netflix,” the comedian joked.
“Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ – has never been punched in the face,” he said during Thursday’s show.
Rock was slapped in the face by Will Smith at the 94th Academy Awards earlier this year. The comedian had made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head while presenting the Academy Award for best documentary feature.
The “Hancock” star was allowed to accept his Oscar on stage less than an hour later. He apologized to Rock and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the next day via Instagram. Smith later resigned from the Academy.
Despite his resignation, the Academy decided to ban Will Smith from attending the Oscars and other events for the next ten years.
Smith has begun to work on moving on from the incident and recently traveled to India to focus on yoga and meditation. The trip came as reports surfaced that the actor had not “personally apologized” to Rock.
Rock has previously said he doesn’t want to talk about the slap until he gets paid.
“I’m OK. I have a whole show, and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” he said during a set at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.