No prizes for guessing what he was texting about.
In its first episode since the Oscars, Red Table Talk briefly acknowledged the incident involving the Smiths.
Michael Feinstein alleged that the Cabaret star was "forced" to appear in a wheelchair against her wishes.
“The Secret Service reached out to me."
The comic addressed that Oscars incident in a show on his current US stand-up tour.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences also apologised for its initial reaction to the incident.
Her comment that she can't "say any of that, but you can just come up and [slap] someone" has not gone down well.
The frequent Golden Globes host knows a thing or two about roasting celebrities.
“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable... I am heartbroken."
The Sonic the Hedgehog 2 actor pulled no punches after Smith slapped Chris Rock at the awards ceremony.