Chris Rock has been seen for the first time since the 94th Academy Awards, where he was struck in the face onstage by Will Smith after making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith.
The 57-year-old comedian was spotted Tuesday in Boston ahead of the six sold-out shows he is set to perform before kicking off his Ego Death World Tour. He was seen wearing a gray hoodie under a blue jacket, with gray sweatpants and a dark cap.
Secondary ticket seller TickPick tweeted Monday that they saw an increase in sales to see Rock perform following the incident, which aired live during the awards show.
Will, 53, took to the stage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday and smacked Rock in the face, after Rock made a gag about Jada’s hair matching Demi Moore’s shaved head in the movie G.I. Jane — which she recently opened up about, revealing it was a result of her years-long struggle with alopecia. Jada, 50, was visibly unamused, rolling her eyes from her seat.
Seconds later, Will walked onstage and approached Rock, striking him in front of the audience and millions watching at home. Back at his table, Will shouted to a stunned Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your f—ing mouth,” and remained seated with Jada at his table for the rest of the night.