“We Were on the Fortunate End” – WWE Icon Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Reveals His Traumatic Covid-19 Experience

Published 02/12/2021, 7:15 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks onstage during ‘The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’ at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)

The COVID-19 pandemic dominated the world in 2020, leading to utter commotion and chaos. Like countless civilians, WWE and Hollywood’s beloved, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and his family suffered from the virus.


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Johnson announced the shocking news on September 3, 2020, with an Instagram video. He revealed that his wife and two daughters caught the virus from some family friends.


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His family was practicing all the safety protocols, but despite that, they could not protect themselves from the highly contagious virus.

“I can tell you this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family, and for me personally,” ‘the people’s champ’ said in the video.

Recently, The Rock spoke to Cigar Aficionado and looked back at those challenging times. He recalled that the virus was so contagious that it infected his family and associates within one day!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 13: Actor Dwayne Johnson and daughter Jasmine Johnson attend the ceremony honoring Dwayne Johnson with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13, 2017, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Film Magic)

“In a 24-hour period, it had spread so quickly to our nanny, our nanny’s teenage kids, her husband. Myself and my two-year-old daughter, we were the last ones standing until the very end, but of course, we both tested positive.

However, he and his family were the ‘lucky ones’ as they recovered well from the vicious attack.

“We were on the fortunate end for something that has been so traumatic to the world. We got through it.”

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is back from the virus and doing much better than before

After weeks of quarantine and safety measures, The Rock and his family are stronger than ever. He returned to work as soon as possible.


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Johnson is currently producing the autobiographical TV series, “Young Rock.” Apart from this, he is also shooting for the upcoming DC blockbuster, Black Adam.


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Apart from The Rock, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, former Intercontinental champion AJ Styles, and Renee Young also caught and recovered from the virus.


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