Sept. 3, 2020, 6:45 p.m.
Los Angeles: Wrestler turned actor Dwayne Johnson also known as The Rock, on Wednesday, shared that he, along with his wife and kids, tested positive for the novel coronavirus three weeks ago, but have completely recovered now.
The actor said that he and his family have now won the battle against the deadly disease but warned others to stay safe as the pandemic is far from over yet.
Johnson,48, said he and his wife Lauren, 35, and their daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Tiana,2, caught the virus from “very close family friends”.
“I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” he said. “And for me personally, too, as well, and I’ve gone through some doozies in the past,” he said in an Instagram post.
The actor said both his daughters had mild symptoms and suffered “little sore throat the first couple of days” but he and his wife were completely thrashed.
“But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We are on the other end of it. We are on the other side. We are no longer contagious. And we are — thank god — we are healthy,” he said.
Johnson urged others to take precautions while meeting with friends or family. He also suggested wearing mask and getting tested if anyone comes in contact with an infected person.
“I’ve gotten knocked about and gotten my a– kicked a little bit in the past with some challenges, 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 said. “The reason why I feel this is different is because my number one priority is to always protect my family and protect my children, my loved ones.”
Johnson, who started his career as a wrestler, entered into the mainstream entertainment in the late 1990s and went on to become the highest-paid actor of Hollywood.
He is known for his stints in films like “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, “The Mummy Returns” and “The Scorpion King”.