Comedian Chris Rock made brief mention of the slap he received from actor Will Smith at a performance of his show in Indio, Florida on Friday.

"I'm OK. I have a whole show ahead of me and I'm not going to talk about it until I get paid. My life is going well. 

My hearing is back," Chris Rock said at the beginning of his performance, according to the Palm Springs Desert Sun newspaper.

In previous performances, the comedian had said that he was still processing the episode. He even reprised a chorus from the audience, which was cursing Will Smith.

"Fuck you, Will Smith," shouted one audience member. Rock then interrupted his act and repeated into the microphone, "No, no, no, no, no.

Reports say that the performance, which took place in Boston, was interrupted more than once with cursing.

The Hollywood Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided on Friday (8) what Will Smith's punishment will be for slapping comedian Chris Rock: the actor is banned from attending the Academy Awards ceremony for the next ten years.

"The board has decided, for a period of ten years beginning April 8, 2022, that Mr. Smith may not attend any Academy

event, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards," says the statement signed by the institution's president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson.

Originally scheduled for April 18, the meeting on the actor's fate was moved forward after he resigned his post at the Academy. 

The Academy's board has 54 members, including filmmaker Steven Spielberg and actresses Laura Dern and Whoopi Goldberg.