The black Adam star named Dwayne Johnson revealed how much he struggled with depression after his breakup with his first wife, Dany Garcia.
In the year 2007, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson divorced Garcia who is a businesswoman and IFBB professional bodybuilder, after ten years of being married.
The 51-year-old Fast X actor spoke on The Pivot Podcast, where he revealed his struggle with depression and mental health issues that started when he was just a teenager. When Johnson’s mother tried to kill herself by attempting suicide he was only a 15-year-old boy.
“I left school, but the interesting thing at the time is, I didn’t know what mental health was. I didn’t know what depression was,” the actor said to the hosts Rayan, Fred, and Channing. “I just knew I didn’t want to be there.”
Dwayne told that when he first had to go through depression due to some reasons in his past, he stopped to play football while he was in college. And the major depression hit him second time when he ended his long-time marriage with his former partner, Garcia.
“I knew what it was at that time and luckily I had some friends that I could lean on and say, “Hey I’m feeling a little wobbly now. I got a little struggle happening,’” Johnson said.
“I’ve worked hard over the years to gain the emotional tools to work through any mental pain that may come to test me,” he said before adding that while battling with depression, it is necessary to talk and seek help from somebody.
“As men, we didn’t talk about it. We just kept our head down and worked through it. Not healthy, but it’s all we knew,” he further added. “If you’re going through your own version of mental wellness turning into mental hell-ness, the most important thing you can do is talk to somebody. Having the courage to talk to someone is your superpower.”
This was not the first time when the former professional wrestler talked about his struggles with depression. In one of his interviews with Britain’s Express in 2018, he detailed about his traumatizing phase when his mum attempted suicide.
“Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed. I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”
Johnson was just 15 years old when his mother named Ata, attempted suicide to end her life as she walked on a busy highway in Nashville during the day. However, she failed to take her life because the car braked and didn’t hit her.
“I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road,” in 2018, he wrote about the incident on his Instagram account. “What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t.”
“We got lucky that day when I was 15, and that ain’t always the case.”
The Black Adam star got married again in the year 2019 to Lauren Hashian and then became the father of two daughters with her including 7-year-old Tiana Johnson, and a 5-year-old Jasmine Johnson. Dwayne is a father to another 21-year-old daughter named Simone Garcia Johnson, whom he welcomed with his ex-wife Dany Garcia.
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