Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” publicly announce that his wife,two of his kids and himself has tested positive for Covid19.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram on Wednesday for a candid announcement: He, his wife and two young daughters all tested positive for Coronavirus.
“My wife Lauren, as well as my two baby girls and myself – we have all tested positive for COVID-19,” the actor shared in a video. “I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things that we have ever had to endure as a family and for me personally. … And I’ve gone through some doozies in the past.”
Dwayne Johnson said he’s won a fight against Covid19, but is warning others that the virus was a formidable foe even for him.
Johnson, 48, added that he wishes it was only him who contracted the virus.
“My number one priority is to always protect my family, protect my children, my loved ones,” he said. “So this was a real kick in the gut.”
Luckily, the actor and former wrestling star said in an Instagram video that he and his family are now on the other side of their illness after they all tested positive about three weeks ago.
Johnson said his two young daughters, who are ages 4 and 2, exhibited mild symptoms, but he and his wife, Lauren Hashian, were a different story.
“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 said he believes they contracted it from close family friends.
He encouraged others to exercise extreme caution when meeting with friends or family and taking measures — like getting tested for coronavirus before meeting up and wearing a mask — to prevent the spread.
Ever the wellness advocate, he also said he believes he benefited from his general commitment to his health.
“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 and Hashian married in 2019 and share daughters Jasmine and Tiana. The actor shares another daughter, Simone, 19, with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, whom he was married to from 1997 to 2008.