Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram Wednesday to reveal he, his wife, and their two young daughters have tested positive for COVID-19, calling the news “a real kick in the gut.”
“We as a family are good,” he said. “We are no longer contagious and we are, thank God, we are healthy.” Johnson added he and his family were exposed to the illness by “close family friends” who were “devastated” to learn it led to his entire family becoming sick.
Johnson, the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, described the ordeal as “one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” noting his wife, Lauren Hashian, suffered the worst symptoms.
Their two daughters — 4-year-old Jasmine and 2-year-old Tiana — are recovering well.
The former professional wrestler explained the reason it has been so difficult is because his “No. 1 priority is to protect my family, protect my children, my loved ones.” He went on to say he wishes it had only been him who tested positive for the virus, “but it wasn’t.”
“It was my entire family,” said Johnson. “So this one was a real kick in the gut.”
He concluded his message by encouraging his followers to wear face masks when they are out and about.
“It has nothing to do with politics,” he said. “Wear your mask. I am sending you guys so much love and so much mana. And stay healthy, my friends. And thank you for all the love and support.”