Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has revealed via a lengthy video on Instagram on Wednesday that he and his immediate family — including his wife Lauren Hashian and two young daughters Jasmine and Tiana — have tested positive for coronavirus.
It has been said that the family has been suffering from the virus for two-and-a-half to three weeks now. “I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me, too, personally as well,” Johnson said. “And I’ve gone through some doozies 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.”
He added that this is different because his number one priority is to protect his family as he said is the priority for everyone. “I wish it was only me who tested positive,” he said.
He said that his young daughters “bounced back” quickly, but that he and his wife “had a rough go.” Now, he said they are doing much better. “We as a family are good. We are on the other end of it, we’re on the other side, we are no longer contagious. And we are, thank God, we are healthy. And we’ve gotten through Covid-19 stronger and healthier.”
The actor took the time in the video to discuss how many of his friends and family members have also been affected by the virus before going on to offer some advice after their personal experience of it. He mentions that he understood that the virus was contracted via family friends despite them being what they deemed cautious. But that they could not be 100 percent certain on how they caught it. “My takeaway here isn’t necessarily keep them away, I’m not saying that. But what I am saying is now apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house.”
He recommended that everyone should also get tested before coming together in any gatherings. As an avid fitness and wellness enthusiast, he also spoke about strengthening your immunity. “The other thing is wear your mask,” he emphasized, adding that it “baffles” him that it has been made political. “It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your masks. It is a fact. And it is the right thing to do, and it is the responsible thing to do, not only for yourself, but for your family and your loved ones, but also for your fellow human beings.”
“I don’t care what political party you’re affiliated with, I don’t care what part of the world you’re from, I don’t care what your skin color is, what your job is, what your bank says, I don’t care. I do care about all of you and I do not want you or your entire family to get Covid-19.”
“Remember these takeaways that I shared with you,” he concluded. “And stay healthy, my friends, and I’ll see you down the road.”