Anyone can cope with depression, and actor The Rock is no exception. Former wrestler, the tough guy from Hollywood recently confided his fight against this disease over the years.
"The struggle and the pain are real. I was devastated and depressed," Dwayne Johnson said during the taping of an episode of The Pivot podcast, and relayed by the Daily Express. "I got to a point where I didn't want to do anything or go anywhere. I couldn't stop crying," he confessed bluntly. The actor would like his experience to be useful to others.
"I've gotten tons of responses about this. Thank you all. We all go through mud and, and depression doesn't make a difference. It took me a long time to realize this, but the key is not to be afraid to open up. Especially us guys, who tend to close in on ourselves. You are not alone... " he explained on Twitter while sharing the podcast.
In another interview, Dwayne Johnson also reflected on the painful moments in his life, when his parents were fighting to survive as a teenager, as they were evicted from their apartment and their car was seized. "We lived in an apartment that cost $120 a week," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "We went home, and there was a padlock on the door with an eviction notice. My mother started crying. She began to cry and collapse. "Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?" »
His mother even attempted suicide when he was 15. It was from this experience that he drew the strength to never completely give in to depression, which followed him to the University of Miami. The one who dreamed of being a professional footballer had to abandon his studies in the first semester due to injuries. The rest of his career serves as a beautiful revenge.
- Dwayne Johnson