Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed that times have been harder for him than fans know.
He said,”I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing…I was crying Constantly.”Talking about the time his mother tried to commit suicide when he was 15 at the time and his family had recently been evicted from an apartment. One day, his mother pulled over the car on an interstate in Nashville, got out, and walked into traffic”.
“What’s crazy about that suicide attempt,” he said, “is that to this day, she has no recollection of it, whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t.”,Dwayne added,”We both healed.But we’ve got to do our best to play attention when other people are in pain.”
“Depression never discriminates,” the 45-year-old actor wrote to his 12.7 million Twitter followers on Monday. “Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone.”
Johnson wisely moved into wrestling — following in his father’s footsteps — and then acting, and is now a box office-topping movie star. He made US$65 million last year — second only to Mark Wahlberg – and is currently expecting his third daughter with his long-time partner, Lauren Hashian.