Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Wednesday revealed that he and his family just lately battled the coronavirus, describing the ordeal as a “kick within the intestine” — as he expressed gratitude that they’ve all since come out on the opposite aspect.
The actor, 48, shared on Instagram that he, his singer spouse Lauren Hashian, 35, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, had been all sick with COVID-19 for the final three weeks however are now feeling higher.
“This has been one of the difficult and troublesome issues now we have ever needed to endure as a family,” Johnson mentioned in a video.
But, he mentioned, “We’re on the opposite finish of it, we’re on the opposite aspect. We’re now not contagious, and we are — thank God — we are wholesome.”
The former professional wrestler mentioned he’s gone by some “doozies” in his life — however nothing in comparison with contracting the virus with his family.
“I’ve gotten knocked round and gotten my ass kicked up to now…,” he mentioned, “however testing constructive for COVID-19 is way totally different than overcoming nasty accidents, or being evicted, and even being broke, which I’ve been various occasions.”
The foremost distinction, Johnson mentioned, is as a result of “My No.1 precedence is to at all times shield my family. And shield my kids, my family members.”
“I want it was solely me who examined constructive however it wasn’t. It was my total family. So this one is known as a kick within the intestine.”
The “Jumanji” star mentioned that he and his family contracted the “extremely relentless and unforgiving” virus from family pals, regardless of being vigilant and taking security precautions.
While his younger daughters largely skilled a cough for a few days, Johnson mentioned he and his spouse had “a tough going.”
But, “we acquired by it as a family.”
“We’ve gotten by COVID-19 stronger and more healthy,” Johnson mentioned.
Still, he mentioned he’ll train “even larger self-discipline” sooner or later, equivalent to asking folks to get examined for the virus earlier than they arrive over for a go to — and urged others to do the identical.
He added: “Don’t let your guard down, boosts your immunity with antioxidants, nutritional vitamins, issues of that nature.”
The “Ballers” actor additionally made an enchantment for mask-wearing, stressing that it was an essential step for folks to take to guard others.
“Wear your masks. It is a reality, and it’s the proper factor to do. And it’s the accountable factor to do, not just for your self, however to your family, family members, but additionally to your fellow human beings.”
He mentioned he was “baffled” by folks attempting to show sporting masks right into a political challenge.
“I’m not a politician,” Johnson mentioned. “I’m a person, although, who cares deeply about my family and will do something I can to guard them.”