Will Smith Admitted to a Luxury Rehab Clinic After Slapping Chris Rock
After the attack on Chris Rock at this year's Oscars, Will Smith will seek expert help to deal with stress at a celebrity rehab clinic. The actor created the most talked about moment at the Academy Awards when he slapped Rock after he made a joke about the shaved hair of the actor's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who suffers from alopecia.
Now, the artist will spend some time in a rehabilitation clinic. "The impact of the backlash has hit Will hard, so he will be getting help on dealing with stress," explained the newspaper The Sun.
Previously, Smith resigned from the Academy and issued a public apology — raising questions over whether he fears being stripped of his Best Actor award.
In a statement announcing his resignation, he said his actions were “shocking, painful, and inexcusable”.
The Academy accepted the resignation and is “continuing to move forward” with disciplinary proceedings.