Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Opened Up About Having The Coronavirus And What It's Been Like
"This virus ... is so incredibly relentless and unforgiving, and it is insidious."
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been recovering from the coronavirus alongside his family. The actor just opened up about his experience on Instagram, detailing how "challenging" it's been to deal with the "relentless and unforgiving" virus.
In a video to his fans, The Rock talked about how he's been dealing with COVID-19 for the past "two and a half to three weeks."
The Rock said that he and his "wife, Lauren, as well as [his] two baby girls ... have all tested positive for COVID-19."
He called the experience "one of the most challenging and difficult things [they've] had to endure as a family."
"I've gone through some doozies in the past — I've gotten knocked about and gotten my ass kicked ... with some challenges," he said. "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 went on to say that he wishes that it was only he who had tested positive, "but it wasn't. It was [his] entire family. So this one was a real kick in the gut."
Now, though, The Rock says that he and his 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."
"We are counting our blessings right now because we're well aware that it isn't always the case that you get on the other end of COVID-19... Some of my best friends have lost their parents, their loved ones, to this virus that is so incredibly relentless and unforgiving, and it is insidious."
The Rock said that his "babies," 4-year-old Jasmine and 2-year-old Tiana, had "a little sore throat the first couple of days but ... bounced back."
The coronavirus was much different, though, for The Rock and his wife, Lauren. "We had a rough go, but we got through it."
Apparently, The Rock and his family got the virus from "very close family friends. ... These are people who we love and trust — these are people who we still love and trust."
"They, like us, have been incredibly disciplined. ... I'm extremely disciplined when it comes to health [and] ... safety measures for my family. ... We were on lockdown since March. ... I have not worked, and I feel like we've done a pretty good job of protecting our family."
After experiencing COVID-19, The Rock has a few "takeaways" he wants to share with everyone.
"A lot of you guys out there, having your friends over, having your family over, having your loved ones over — of course you want that, because you want that connection. ... Now apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house."
He continued, "There's going to be new rules that I'm implementing, and I pass this on to you guys: If you guys are having family and friends over to your house — you know them, you trust them, [and] they've been quarantining just like you guys — you still never know. So take an aggressive measure."
The Rock suggested having anyone who's coming over get tested first.
"Get everybody tested before they come over. Have them tested the day before, and if they test positive, [they] stay away. If [they] don't, then [they] come over. Those are some things that we're going to be doing."