Will Smith apparently in therapy after slapping scandal

Actor Will Smith made headlines when he slapped Chris Rock at this year's Oscars.

Actor Will Smith made headlines when he slapped Chris Rock at this year’s Oscars.Credit: ZUMA Press Wire Service / Blaine Ohigashi/AMPAS

Smith is said to have sought therapy after actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock in the face at the 94th Academy Awards. that reports”Entertainment Tonight‘ citing an unspecified source.

Will Smith is said to be in therapy

After the incident, Will Smith vowed to do better. Now the “King Richard” actor actually seems to be working on himself. He is said to be in therapy. It was previously reported that he was in therapy.

The British “The Sun‘ reported an insider: “He’s glad to be able to seek therapy for his unresolved childhood issues and will do what he can to right the wrong decision at the moment.”

After the Oscars, Smith went quiet. According to media reports, he was last seen in Mumbai, India. Upon his arrival, he is said to have posed for photos with fans. According to “People“Magazine he is there to focus on spirituality, yoga and meditation.

What happened at the Oscars

Smith slapped host and comedian Chris Rock at the Oscars. The reason was a comment by Rock, which he made fun of Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Academy Awards "Dolby Theater" in Hollywood.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.Image: imago images

She suffers from the autoimmune disease alopecia. Rock compared her to the role of Demi Moore in the 1997 film “The Jane Files.” The Hollywood star appears with a nearly shaved head.

The reactions to the slap were violent and very negative. Will Smith has been banned from the Oscars for ten years. He also subsequently left the film academy.

He later apologized for his behavior. He posted a long text on his Instagram account. “My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable,” he wrote. He also addresses Chris Rock: “I want to apologize to you publicly, Chris.”