Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens Up About His Struggle With Depression
CW: mental illness, suicide
When one thinks of the multimedia legend that is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, it's hard to not think of him with that giant grin across his face and probably making some goofy joke.
But, like all of us, the big man himself goes through his own internal struggles and he's opened up to The Express about his secret battle with depression that kicked off after witnessing his mother attempt to commit suicide when he was only 15.
“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic,” he said. "I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road."
The event left Johnson completely traumatised, as it would.
"Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed...I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."
He said his mother has no recollection of the event, before adding "probably best she doesn’t.”
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