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Will Smith reportedly going to therapy after Oscars slap incident

Will Smith has sought help in the wake of his infamous slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards, Daily Mail reports.

Smith, 53, 'has been going to therapy after the Oscars incident,' a source told Entertainment Tonight Thursday of the actor, who made international headlines for his outburst toward the 57-year-old comedian at the March 27 event at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

The Oscars exchange between Smith and Rock took place after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head, saying, 'Jada, I love you, G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,' in reference to the 1997 movie which featured Demi Moore with a shaved head. (Pinkett Smith, 50, has diagnosed with alopecia, which causes hair loss.)

The Philadelphia-born actor then walked onstage and smacked Rock, then returned to his seat and shouted at him twice, 'Keep my wife's name out of your f***ing mouth!' to a stunned audience.

Later in the evening - in his acceptance speech after winning the Best Actor Oscar for his role as tennis patriarch Richard Williams in King Richard - Smith apologized to the Academy and other nominees, but made no reference to Rock.

The Ali star subsequently took to Instagram on March 28 and called himself 'a work in progress' after saying his behavior at the Oscars was 'unacceptable and inexcusable.'

He said, 'I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.'

Smith has kept a relatively low-profile following the Oscars, as he was seen April 23 in Mumbai, India, as a source told People he was there to focus on spirituality, yoga and meditation.



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