Chris Rock was seen Saturday boarding a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut, between performances on his current Ego Death World Tour.
The 57-year-old comedian performed Friday at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut and is scheduled to perform Saturday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.
His world tour kicked off on the heels of the extraordinary moment when Will Smith slapped him on stage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, who had shaved her head because she has alopecia.
All aboard: Chris Rock was seen aboard a private jet in Hartford, Connecticut this Saturday between performances on his current Ego Death World Tour
Chris looked casual as he boarded the jet in a black graphic print t-shirt that he paired with black Adidas track pants.
He added a pop of color with green-orange Nike sneakers, and he wore a black backpack slung over one shoulder.
The comedian and actor covered himself in a black graphic baseball cap and cool aviator sunglasses, and he had large headphones around his neck.
Details: The 57-year-old comedian performed Friday at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and is scheduled to perform Saturday at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.
Incidentally, his world tour kicked off on the heels of the extraordinary moment when Will Smith hit him onstage at the Oscars for making a bald joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada finally spoke about the blow this week in an alopecia-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk, urging Will and Chris to resolve their differences.
“This is a very important Red Table Talk on alopecia. Given what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars,” she said.
‘Thousands have approached me with their stories. I’m taking this moment to give our alopecia family the opportunity to talk about what it’s like to have this condition and educate people about what alopecia actually is.”
She continued: “As for Oscar night, my deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men will have a chance to heal, talk this out and reconcile.”
There he is: Chris is pictured during his previous tour, the Total Blackout tour, at the Park Theater in Las Vegas
Jada continued: ‘The state of the world today, we need them both. And we all really need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I will continue to do what we’ve been doing for the past 28 years, which is inventing what we call life together. Thanks for listening.’
At the Oscars on March 27, Will marched onstage and punched Chris for making a shaved joke about Jada, who had all her hair removed because she has alopecia.
‘Jada, I love you. GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see it,” Chris burst, referring to the 1997 film starring Demi Moore with a shaved head.
Will was initially seen laughing at the joke, but Jada rolled her eyes and then went on stage to punch Chris in the face.
‘Reconcile’: Jada finally landed the punch on an alopecia-themed episode of her show Red Table Talk this week, urging Will and Chris to resolve their differences
The moment: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences banned Will from attending the Oscars for ten years because of the blow; seen on March 27 in Hollywood
Then Will jumped back to his seat and repeatedly yelled at Chris, “Keep my wife’s name out of your damn mouth!”
Less than an hour after his outburst, Will received the Best Actor Oscar and a standing ovation for his tearful speech in which he called himself a protector of his family and expressed a desire to be a “vat of love.”
Although he apologized to the Academy and his fellow nominees during his speech, he did not offer a public apology to Chris until the following day.
After the awards, he attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party and danced to his own song Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It while other partygoers cheered him on.
As seen on the red carpet: At this year’s Oscars, Will marched on stage and punched Chris Rock for making a bald joke about Jada, who shaved her head because she has alopecia; seen March 27
‘Jada, I love you’: ‘GI Jane 2, I can’t wait to see it,’ Chris burst, referring to the 1997 film starring Demi Moore with a shaved head; seen on March 27 in Hollywood
Before the Academy could decide what punishment to impose for the incident, Will resigned from the organization.
Although his departure meant he could no longer vote for the Oscars, he was still able to attend the show at the time.
Since then, however, the Academy has placed him under a 10-year ban from attending the ceremony, although he could still be nominated for Oscars wins.
‘Vessel of love’: Less than an hour after his outburst, Will won the Best Actor Oscar and received a standing ovation for his tearful speech; seen March 27
When they came to their decision to ban Will for 10 years, the Academy released a statement denouncing his “unacceptable” and “harmful behavior,” which they said “overshadowed” the rest of the awards ceremony.
‘During our broadcast, we did not adequately address the situation in the room. We’re sorry,” they said, in a nod to the controversy over Will’s not being removed from the ceremony immediately after the blow.
During a show a few days after Oscar night, Chris declined to discuss the topic, saying he was “still processing what happened.”
Trophy in hand: The Academy’s new decision allows Will to keep his Best Actor award for King Richard, in which he played the father of Venus and Serena Williams; seen March 27
Some audience members were annoyed by his attitude, including one who said: Fox news: ‘We want our money back, I didn’t pay $400 to see nothing.’
Shortly after, his Ego Death World Tour began, and during a performance in the Coachella Valley in early April, he joked that he “got my hearing back” after the blow.
However, he declined to comment further on the incident, saying: “I’m OK, I’ve got a whole show and I won’t talk about it until I get paid,” the statement said. Desert Sun†