Will Smith to ‘beg for forgiveness from Oscars bosses’ after slapping Chris Rock

Will Smith is reportedly working on an apology to Oscars bosses after he slapped Chris Rock during last week’s ceremony.

The 53 year old actor reacted to a joke made by the comedian about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s shaved head.

The star climbed on stage to hit the comedian after seeing that his wife, who has alopecia, was upset by the joke and then yelled out: “'Keep my wife's name out your f***ing mouth”.

The Academy Awards recently revealed they would be launching a formal review around the incident after releasing a statement following the incident.

Now, a source claims that Will is planning to formally apologise to award bosses, as they decide if any action will be taken against the star.

"Things are hanging in the balance. He will write an official letter to apologise, and effectively beg for their forgiveness," the insider toldThe Sun.

"He is also expected to hold a call with show bosses in the next 24 hours. April 18 is D-Day, though — he will find out if he still has an Oscar, and quite possibly, a career."

OK! has reached out to reps for Will Smith for comment.

It comes after the star reportedly resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences following backlash for slapping Chris Rock on-stage at the 94th Oscars on Sunday 27 March.

The 53 year old actor, whose wife Jada Pinkett Smith recently broke her silence following the ceremony, described his actions as 'shocking, painful and inexcusable' for his outburst during the star-studded evening and would accept any additional consequences from the Academy's Board of Governors.

"The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home," he said in a statement first obtained by Variety.

He continued: "I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken."

The King Richard actor also acknowledged that his actions overshadowed the awards ceremony and added how he wanted to 'put the focus back on those who deserve attention'.

Will, who shares children Willow, 21, and Jaden, 23, with wife Jada, shared how 'change takes time' and revealed how he is 'committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason'.

The Academy stated how it had 'received and accepted' the 'immediate resignation' and will 'continue to move forward with our disciplinary proceedings' before the next board meeting on April 18.

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