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Will Smith traveled to India to practice yoga and meditation after Oscars slap: report


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Will Smith is working on his spirituality.

Smith was spotted arriving in Mumbai, India over the weekend. The trip marks the first time the actor has been seen publicly since slapping comedian Chris Rock in the face onstage at the 2022 Academy Awards.

Smith traveled to India for spiritual purposes, specifically to practice yoga and meditation, sources told People magazine.

A representative for Smith did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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Will Smith, who has been banned from Oscar ceremonies for the next 10 years, posed for photos with fans and waved to onlookers as he was seen at a private airfield in Mumbai, India.
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Upon arriving in India, Smith was greeted by paparazzi and posed for photos with fans.

Smith apologized to Rock after slapping him for a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. The actor has since been banned from attending Oscar events for the next 10 years.

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” the actor said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital at the time.

Prior to the decision, Smith resigned from the Academy.

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Will Smith traveled to India to practice yoga and meditation after Oscars slap: report

Will Smith hits out at Chris Rock as the comedian presented the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars on March 27, 2022.
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Ahead of Smith’s trip, Pinkett Smith revealed the family was “focusing on deep healing” on her show “Red Table Talk” after the Oscars slap.

Rock’s mom opened up about the slap recently.

“You reacted to your wife looking sideways at you, and you went to please her because she laughed when it happened,” said Rose, who is a motivational speaker. Billie Jean Shaw of WIS.

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Will Smith traveled to India to practice yoga and meditation after Oscars slap: report

Will Smith accepted the Best Actor award following the slap.
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Rose added that, like many, she was watching the Oscars at home and at first thought the moment was staged.

However, when Smith started using “obscenities”, she knew it was real.

“When he slapped Chris, he slapped all of us. He really slapped me,” Rose told the outlet.

Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.

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