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Chris Rock joked that he has almost got "most of his hearing” back after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.

He appeared on stage on Thursday (12 May) at the Royal Albert Hall for his London show. It was the first of four shows Rock will be hosting.

The show was part of his Ego Death comedy tour, Chris opened telling his 5,000 audience members: “I’m okay, if anyone was wondering. I got most of my hearing back.”

However, he didn’t have much more to say about the incident, following up with: “People expect me to talk about the b*******. I’m not going to talk about it right now.”

He alluded to eventually opening up about the incident potentially on Netflix, joking he won’t be talking about it till he gets “paid” for it.

Speaking at the Royal Albert Hall, he mentioned the incident in front of his fans for the last time, closing the evening by saying: “Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face.”

Rock, 57, was struck by Will during this years Oscars, after he made a joke about Will's wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

Will stormed on stage after Rock said he was looking forward to seeing “GI Jane” referring to her close-cropped hairstyle.

Rock says he didn’t realise she was suffering with alopecia.

The incident caused a storm on social media, and Will has been banned from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years.

During the show, he made jokes of current affairs including the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade decision, Meghan Markle ’s in law situation. Not even Boris Johnson was safe from Rock.

He said he would “like to party with Boris Johnson. I wouldn’t let him run a McDonald’s though.”

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