Dwayne Johnson’s family had COVID-19; said he had “difficulty”
Johnson said he and his wife had a “difficult ordeal” despite the discipline during the pandemic. Now he has some advice for his fans.
Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he, his wife and two young daughters have all tested positive for COVID-19. While he said the family had recovered, he and his wife, Lauren, “struggled.”
“I can tell you this has been one of the hardest and most difficult things we’ve ever had to endure as a family,” Johnson said in a video posted on Instagram on Wednesday.
Johnson has said that while he has had his share of personal struggles in his life, it is different because of his responsibility to protect his family.
“This one was a real kick in the stomach,” Johnson said, adding that he wished it was only him who was diagnosed.
Johnson said his daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, suffered from sore throats but were otherwise well.
“It was a little different for Lauren and I. We struggled but we got through it,” Johnson said. He did not develop.
Johnson said his family got infected from very close family friends who don’t know how they got him.
“They are devastated that it caused them to infect our family,” Johnson said.
Johnson said he counted his blessings because he knows not everyone comes out of COVID-19 healthy.
“Some of my best friends have lost their parents, loved ones to this virus which is so incredibly relentless and ruthless and it’s insidious,” Johnson said.
Johnson said his family and friends had been very disciplined throughout the coronavirus pandemic and yet they were still infected. So he’s now taking it a step further and advising fans on what they can do to stay safe – something he called “controlling controllers.” This includes getting friends and family tested before their visit and making a commitment to health, wellness, and immune system strengthening.
Johnson also asked fans to wear face masks. He said it was not a political issue, as some have claimed.
“It is the right thing to do and it is the responsible thing to do not only for yourself, but also for your family and loved ones, but also for your fellow human beings,” Johnson said.
Johnson ended hopefully, saying he thought the world would be very different a year after a vaccine was discovered and people were vaccinated.
“But it is then. It is now. What we can do now is control the controllable elements,” Johnson said.
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