Former WWE wrestler and an actor by profession, Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. ‘The Rock’ recently posted an 11-minute-long video on his Instagram on Wednesday. In the video, he mentioned that his family had successfully recovered after testing positive for COVID-19. He wished to share certain takeaways from his experience which could help all those who are going through the same conditions as them.
“Testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries or being evicted or even being broke, and the reason why I feel this is different is because, my number one priority is to always protect my family and protect my children, and loved ones,” Johnson said at the beginning of his video.
The 48-year-old continued further and said that his wife, Lauren, 35, and two daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, who are 4 and 2 years old respectively, got infected about 3 weeks ago from ‘very close friends’ who themselves had no idea about how they caught it. He explained that both the families tested positive despite taking all the precautionary measures against the virus and following the protocols.
“Jasmine and Tiana, they had a little sore throat the first couple of days but other than that, they bounced back. It was a bit different for Lauren and I. We had a rough go. But we got through it as a family,” he continued. “I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We are on the other end of it. We are no longer contagious, and we are, thank God, we are healthy.”
In the next part of the video, Dwayne said that it really baffles him that some people have actually argued against wearing masks including politicians who have turned it into a political agenda. He urged everyone to wear a mask and said, “It is a fact and it’s the right thing to do, and it is the responsible thing to do.”
Throughout the video, he repeatedly advised people by saying, “Wear your mask, boost your immune system, think twice about who you have over to your house.”
He further appreciated the doctors, nurses, and all the healthcare workers and expressed about being hopeful. He said, “I do believe, a year from now, our world is going to look different. I do believe, two years from now, our world is going to look radically different. I do believe in hope, I do believe in optimism,” and later warned, “but that’s then, this is now, and what we can do now is control the uncontrollable.”