Victim of Will Smith Oscars Slap Chris Rock Admitted He Did 7 Hours of Therapy to Stay Afloat: “I’m still doing it”

Chris Rock has dealt with a fair share of struggles in his life. He has been extremely bullied during his childhood as he was the only black person in an all-white school. Even his infidelity in the marriage and p*rnography addiction added further troubles in his life that took a great toll on his mental health. No matter how successful one would become, there comes a breaking point that is not easy to tackle.

Chris Rock
American stand-up comedian Chris Rock

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After going through such hardships, the comedian decided to seek therapy to help himself in staying afloat. His therapy helped him subtly handle his difficult past.

Chris Rock Does Seven Hours of Therapy a Week to Tackle His Hardships

Chris Rock
Actor-Filmmaker, Chris Rock

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The 58-year-old actor-comedian, Chris Rock in a 2021 interview with CBS Sunday Morning opened up about his past struggles and shared that he had been seeking therapy for a long time, even before the pandemic began. Initially, he used to connect with his past for a limited amount of time however the global pandemic affected the duration of his therapy sessions.

He shared,

I did, but I really jumped into it after Covid,” adding, “And I’m still doing it, so I do about seven hours a week.” 

He opened up about how it was quite hard for him “to tell the truth” during his therapy.

“Sometimes I wasn’t kind. Sometimes I wasn’t listening and sometimes I was selfish. Ultimately, who do you want to be?”

However, it eventually helped him in coping up with the emotional damage he suffered in his life. Due to his therapy sessions, he eventually started having self-control and self-critical at the same time. The actor was also the victim of the last year’s Academy Awards incident.

Will Smith Assualted Chris Rock at Last Year’s Academy Awards

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock.
Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards.

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The infamous Oscars incident happened at the 94th Academy Awards last year when Will Smith slapped the comedian for making fun of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. It all began when Rock appeared onstage to present an award and made a joke about the actor’s wife stating, “Jada, I love ya. G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it.”

This led to the Emancipation actor walking up to the stage and the next thing he did was assault the Spiral star. Rock was unaware of the actress’s medical condition as she suffers from alopecia which leads to hair loss.

She has been candid about her condition to the public. The victim was quite shocked by the actor’s actions who never openly discussed the incident in the public. Later on, the Aladdin star publicly apologized to the comedian following his getting banned from attending the Oscar ceremonies for the next 10 years.

Source: CBS Sunday Morning

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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