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Amy Schumer makes career decision in wake of 'traumatizing' Will Smith Oscars upset

The host was left seriously upset by the on-stage incident

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Days after Amy Schumer bore witness to Will Smith's assault on Chris Rock during the Oscars, the comedian has made a decision about her career. 

The Life and Beth star's role as The Academy Awards host was overshadowed by the shocking moment which she said left her "triggered and traumatized".

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Now, she's decided to take a step back from her career to focus on her family.

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Taking to social media, Amy shared a snapshot of her snuggling in bed with her young son, Gene - who she shares with her husband Chris Fischer - with toys scattered across the sheets.

The intimate image was simply captioned: "Out of office reply for the next month. Thanks."

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Her fans and famous friends immediately began commenting on her hiatus with Ali Wentworth adding: "Well deserved," and Amanda Kloots writing: "Ahhhh the best".

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Amy is taking a break to be with her family

Many of her social media followers reiterated the statements and said she needed a break.

Others took the opportunity to say how sorry they were that she, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall's hosting of the ceremony was overshadowed by the moment.

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After Will slapped Chris for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Amy was forced to keep the show on the road, but she later revealed the moment was incredibly tough for her. 

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Amy was deeply saddened by the on-stage moment during the Oscars

She wrote a message on Instagram which in part read: "I love my friend [Chris Rock] and believe he handled it like a pro. Stayed up there and gave an Oscar to his friend [Questlove] and the whole thing was so disturbing.

"So much pain in [Will Smith], anyway I'm still in shock and stunned and sad." Amy added: "Waiting for this sickening feeling to go away from what we all witnessed."

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