Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals he and his family are recovering from coronavirus
Last Modified: Sep 3, 2020
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared on Wednesday that he and his family recently battled the coronavirus, describing the situation as a “kick in the gut”.
The 48-year-old former WWE star revealed on Instagram that he, his singer wife Lauren Hashian, 35, and their daughters Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, were all sick with COVID-19 for the last three weeks and are now feeling better.
“This has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family. We’re on the other end of it, we’re on the other side. We’re no longer contagious, and we are — thank God — we are healthy,” he continued, “I’ve gotten knocked around and gotten my ass kicked in the past…but testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted, or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times.”
The family man further said in the video, “My No.1 priority is to always protect my family. And protect my children, my loved ones. I wish it was only me who tested positive but it wasn’t. It was my entire family. So this one is really a kick in the gut.”
The actor pointed out that he and his contracted the virus from family friends, despite being vigilant and taking safety precautions.
While his young daughters had a cough for a couple of days, Johnson said he and his wife had “a rough going.”
He also advised, “Don’t let your guard down, boosts your immunity with antioxidants, vitamins, things of that nature. Wear your mask. It is a fact, and it is the right thing to do. And it’s the responsible thing to do, not only for yourself, but for your family, loved ones, but also for your fellow human beings.”
Johnson said he was “baffled” by people trying to politicize wearing a mask.
“Wear your mask. It is a fact, and it is the right thing to do. And it’s the responsible thing to do, not only for yourself, but for your family, loved ones, but also for your fellow human beings. I’m not a politician,” Johnson said. “I am a man, though, who cares deeply about my family and will do anything I can to protect them.”