While telling David Letterman in an episode of his show, My Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman, about a hallucination he experienced on ayahauasca, he explained, "I start seeing all of my money flying away and my house is flying away and my career is gone."
"And I'm trying to grab for my money and my career. My whole life is getting destroyed," the Oscar winning star continued of losing everything.
This was not too far from what ended up happening. After Smith physically assaulted Rock on live television, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences banned the Wild Wild West actor for ten years, and many of his acting and producing projects were put on hold.
However during the sit down, Smith offers a message of hope: "Anything that happens in my life, I can handle it." A source went on to tell Star magazine, "He does feel like he's been tested and that he will get through this as long as he believes he will."
As OK! previously reported, the actor's wife recently addressed the slap for the first time on the Red Table Talk. "About Oscar night. My deepest hope is that these two intelligent, capable men have an opportunity to heal, talk this out and reconcile," she said.
"With the state of the world today, we need 'em both, and we all actually need one another more than ever," Pinkett-Smith said. "Until then, Will and I are continuing to do what we have done for the last 28 years — and that's [to] keep figuring out this thing called life together. Thank you for listening."