During an Oscars commercial break, Will Smith was reportedly seen being comforted by his publicist and other celebrities following what seemed to be an unscripted slap between him and Chris Rock.

Variety's executive editor, Ramin Setoodeh, tweeted a video of the incident shortly after it occurred. Setoodeh said: "Will Smith's publicist came over and talked to him at the last commercial. There was also someone standing next to Jada."

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter's awards reporter Scott Feinberg, said in a separate tweet that Denzel Washington and Tyler Perry brought aside Will Smith during the commercial break.

Perry and Washington can be seen comforting the Academy Award for Best Actor winner.

Will looks to wipe tears from his eyes as he re-enters the room with Jada, Denzel soothing her, and Will's representative by his side.

Page Six added that Bradley Cooper attempted to calm Smith down during the commercial breaks. Nicole Kidman, another Oscar nominee, was seen hugging Smith.

"He was wiping his eyes of tears, he knew it was not good," said Hollywood Reporter awards columnist Scott Feinberg on Matt Belloni's podcast, "The Town," about Smith in the aftermath.

On stage, music mogul Diddy sought to calm things down by introducing a 50th anniversary tribute to "The Godfather."

Smith's publicist O'Sullivan Wasson was also observed during each commercial break at her client's side.

Wasson silently comforted him until the Best Actor category was presented roughly 40 minutes after the slap.

She is thought to have assisted Smith in rewriting his acceptance speech. He apologized to the Academy but not to Rock directly for his outburst.

Will slapped Chris after the obscene remark equating Jada Pinkett Smith to G.I. Jane.

Will retaliated by stepping onto the stage and slapping Chris, then repeatedly asking Chris to "keep my wife's name out of your f******g mouth."

Meanwhile, Will Smith apologized publicly to Rock on his own Instagram account the next day.

He acknowledged that he responded emotionally to the comments about his wife.

In his apology, the actor condemned all forms of violence and admitted that his actions were inappropriate and unforgivable.

"Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear," he wrote.

Smith then apologized to the comic, stating he was wrong and out of line.

"I am embarrassed, and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness," he added.

The "I Am Legend" star also expressed regret to the Academy, producers, and everyone who watched the show, particularly the Williams Family, who are the subject of his new film, "King Richard."

TOPSHOT - US actor Will Smith (R) slaps US actor Chris Rock onstage during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images

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