Chris Rock takes a stroll in NYC as Will Smith reappears in India

Chris Rock was spotted taking a morning stroll in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood on Sunday.

The 57-year-old comedian appeared to be the most of his break from his stand-up comedy tour as he took in the fresh springtime air during his outing.

The performer’s outing comes just after Will Smith, who infamously slapped Rock at the Academy Awards last month, was pictured arriving in India, reportedly to meet spiritual leader Sadhguru.

Stepping out: Chris Rock was spotted taking a morning stroll in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood on Sunday

Stepping out: Chris Rock was spotted taking a morning stroll in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood on Sunday

Rock wore a nearly all-black outfit that included a hoodie and a set of cargo pants during his outing.

The Grammy-winning comedian added a bit of color to his outfit with a set of green-and-orange Nike running shoes.

The Fargo star accessorized with a stylish set of sunglasses and a beanie that matched the dominant tone of his outfit.

Smith’s arrival in India, which took place on Saturday, was reported on by several news outlets.

Taking it easy: The 57-year-old comedian appeared to be the most of his break from his stand-up comedy tour as he took in the fresh springtime air during his outing

Taking it easy: The 57-year-old comedian appeared to be the most of his break from his stand-up comedy tour as he took in the fresh springtime air during his outing

Recent events: The performer's outing comes just after Will Smith, who created much controversy after he slapped the Grown Ups actor at the most recent Academy Awards ceremony, was pictured arriving in India over the weekend

Recent events: The performer’s outing comes just after Will Smith, who created much controversy after he slapped the Grown Ups actor at the most recent Academy Awards ceremony, was pictured arriving in India over the weekend

The actor notably posed for several photos with his fans after touching down at a private airport, as per TMZ.

The media outlet also reported that he appeared to be thoroughly enjoying his time in the country during his arrival.

Smith is reportedly in India to meet spiritual leader Sadhguru, who Smith and his family met with back in 2020 in Los Angeles.

The actor previously read a book that was written by the yoga guru, entitled Inner Engineering, and he subsequently introduced his followers to the author.

His daughter Willow later stated that Sadhguru helped her overcome what she described as an ‘existential crisis’ and that she was filled with ‘gratitude’ for his presence.

Getting around: The actor notably posed for several photos with his fans after touching down at a private airport, as per TMZ

Getting around: The actor notably posed for several photos with his fans after touching down at a private airport, as per TMZ

The performer has not publicly revealed why he chose to make the trip to India as of yet.

Smith has not made any public statements regarding his now-infamous slap ever since issuing a public apology to Rock in a post that was shared last month.

In his message, the Men In Black star expressed his regret about slapping the comedian during the awards ceremony.

‘I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be, ‘he wrote.

Speaking his mind: Smith has not made any public statements regarding his now-infamous slap ever since issuing a public apology to Rock in a post that was shared last month

Speaking his mind: Smith has not made any public statements regarding his now-infamous slap ever since issuing a public apology to Rock in a post that was shared last month

Making it clear: Smith also pointed out that he would have been fine with any jokes that were directed towards him, although Rock's comments about his wife proved to be too much to handle.

Making it clear: Smith also pointed out that he would have been fine with any jokes that were directed towards him, although Rock’s comments about his wife proved to be too much to handle.

Smith also pointed out that he would have been fine with any jokes that were directed towards him, although Rock’s comments about his wife proved to be too much to handle.

‘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 and I reacted emotionally,’ he noted.

The performer notably expressed that ‘there is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness’ in his message.

Smith concluded his statement by remarking that ‘I am a work in progress.’

Clearing the air: The performer notably expressed that ‘there is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness’ in his message;  he is seen slapping Rock during the 94th Academy Awards in March

Clearing the air: The performer notably expressed that ‘there is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness’ in his message; he is seen slapping Rock during the 94th Academy Awards in March

Rock remained silent about the slap for several weeks before briefly addressing the incident during a stand-up show that took place in Indio, California, earlier this month.

The comedian expressed that he wanted to focus on his creative work and that he would refrain from discussing Smith’s actions unless he received a substantial sum of money.

He stated via Deadline: ‘I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid.’

The performer noted that he was doing well despite the controversy, stating: ‘Life is good. I got my hearing back. ‘

Setting a condition: The comedian expressed that he wanted to focus on his creative work and that he would refrain from discussing Smith's actions unless he received a substantial sum of money;  he is seen in March

Setting a condition: The comedian expressed that he wanted to focus on his creative work and that he would refrain from discussing Smith’s actions unless he received a substantial sum of money; he is seen in March

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