Will Smith said he had a vision about career being ‘destroyed’ before Oscar’s slap

In a sit-down conversation with David Letterman, actor Will Smith said he had a premonition that his career would be “destroyed” sometime before he slapped comedian Chris Rock during the 2022 Oscars ceremony.

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Speaking with Letterman on his Netflix interview show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” Smith recalled a premonition he said that he experienced after consuming ayahuasca — an herbal drink that reportedly has hallucinogenic properties.

“I drank, and it usually takes about 45 minutes to kick in. And I’m sitting there, and you always feel like, ‘Maybe it won’t kick in this time.’ So I’m drinking and sitting there and then all of a sudden it’s like I start seeing all of my money flying away, and my house is flying away and my career is going away,” Smith said.

“This is my fear in real life, and I’m in there, and I’m wanting to vomit and all of that... .” Smith said.

Smith, 53, said he came out of the hallucination when he heard his daughter, Willow, call to him for help.

Smith said he began to reassess his life, according to Fox News.

“Then slowly I stopped caring about my money. I just wanted to get to Willow. I stopped caring about my house. I stopped caring about my career,” he said.

“When I came out of it, I realized that anything that happens in my life, I can handle it,” the actor went on to explain. “I can handle any person I lose. I can handle anything that goes wrong in my life. I can handle anything in my marriage. I can handle anything that this life has to offer me.”

The interview with Letterman where Smith spoke about the premonition took place before Smith slapped Rock in the face at the Oscars after Rock told a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Smith was banned from attending any Academy Award events for the next 10 years.