• Chris Rock was back on stage Wednesday to continue his comedy tour after Will Smith slapped him at the Oscars 
  • The "Spiral" actor briefly mentioned the slapping incident, saying he was still processing what happened
  • Attendees were supposed to surrender their phones, but some managed to live-tweet his statements when he opened the show

Chris Rock has no plans to take legal action against Will Smith following their altercation at the 2022 Oscars.

The Academy nominees, guests and viewers were shocked when Smith approached Rock on stage and smacked him after joking about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's bald head. The comedian has not issued any statement about the incident, but he was already back on stage Wednesday for his comedy tour, where he made a brief statement about the slapping incident, Page Six reported.

Rock was greeted with a standing ovation at his first show following the commotion at the Oscars. According to one netizen who presumably attended the show, "Chris Rock received a 3-minute standing ovation at his opening show tonight in Boston. #BostonStrong."

During the show, the comedian admitted that he was "still processing" what happened. While the Boston crowd cheered on him, the "Spiral" star told them he was getting "misty and s--t" before jokingly asking them, "How was your weekend?"

"I had a whole show before this weekend. I’m still processing," Rock added.

The 57-year-old performer told the attendees that he would eventually talk about the incident, but "right now I’m going to tell some jokes."

Rock's show for Wednesday night sold out, and the organizers were allegedly meant to take phones from the audience. In a separate report from Page Six, Wilbur Theatre in Beantown announced that anyone attending the sold-out shows from Wednesday through Friday would have to put their phones in a special pouch that won't be accessible until the end of the show. However, some guests managed to live-tweet Rock's statements when he opened the show.

"Chris Rock played 1st of 6 Boston shows tonite, entered to standing-O," one tweeted. "'How was your weekend' he asked & got laughs, then said he 'won't be talking about sh-t that happened, still processing it. I'll talk about it at some point, & it'll be funny & probly [sic] a little bit serious."

Meanwhile, one of Rock's friends told Page Six that he had no plans to press charges against the "King Richard" actor.

"He isn’t even thinking of suing, he’s focused on his tour," the anonymous pal said.

The ticket sales for Rock's comedy tour surged after Smith slapped him onstage at the 2022 Oscars. He still has two shows on Thursday and one on Friday. He is also set to make appearances in Atlantic City and California.

Will Smith issued an apology to Chris Rock on Instagram, but the Academy remains under pressure to censure him
Will Smith issued an apology to Chris Rock on Instagram, but the Academy remains under pressure to censure him AFP / Angela WEISS