Will Smith's Past Comments About His Career Are Eerie Now

Will Smith has remained relatively quiet since his debacle with comedian Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. The incident saw Smith rush the stage to slap Rock after the comedian made a joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The fallout from the altercation seemed swift, with outlets reporting that Smith's planned projects were placed in limbo. A source revealed to The Hollywood Reporter, that production on Smith's Netflix film "Fast and Loose," ceased after the physical altercation. Similarly, an insider revealed to the publication that Sony's "Bad Boys 4" was also halted.

Smith has since apologized for his involvement in the incident, writing in a post on Instagram that he was "embarrassed" by his own actions. The "King Richard" actor has attempted to remain out of the public eye following the incident, but was spotted in India a month after the Oscars. According to People, the actor traveled to the country to embark on a spiritual journey through meditation and yoga. And while it may appear that Smith's career took a sudden turn, the actor may have predicted the entire thing.

Will Smith predicted losing his career during a hallucination

Will Smith has been away from the public eye following the now-famous slap heard around the world involving Chris Rock. However, it appears that Smith may have foreshadowed the sudden shift in his public perception, as the actor revealed to David Letterman that he predicted losing his career before. In the interview, Smith described undergoing an ayahuasca-induced hallucination to Letterman as the "individual most hellish psychological experience of my life."

"I start seeing all of my money flying away, and my house is flying away, and my career is gone," Smith recounted in the interview, which was filmed before the Oscars. "I'm trying to, like grab for my money and my career and my whole life is getting destroyed." Smith then goes on to detail a period of calm during the drug-induced trip, that helped him come to a promising realization. "I realize that anything that happens in my life, I can handle it."

Smith isn't the only celebrity to have indulged in ayahuasca treatments. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Terrence Howard, Penn Badgley, and Sting are all among other notable public figures that have admitted to trying the plant medicine treatment. In the same vein as Smith, an unnamed Emmy-winning TV producer told THR, "[Ayahuasca] illuminates the dark of your subconscious, and like a horror movie, once you see it, it no longer scares you."