Dwayne Johnson reveals secret disorder he's battled for years since he was a teenager
Dwayne Johnson recently discussed the darkest time of his life on a recent interview, saying that he secretly battled with depression as a teenager.
In a new interview with The Express, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson discussed how he battled with a mental illness that left him 'devastated and crying constantly'. This news comes just a month after he revealed that he had seen his mother attempt suicide when he was only 15 years old.
"Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed."
He shared more about the tragic time in his life saying he reached a point where he didn't want to do anything.
"I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."
When he was a teenager, he and his mother Ata were evicted from their home, and he then saw his mom attempt suicide by running into incoming traffic on a street.
After that, Dwayne then saw his dream of becoming a professional footballer destroyed after he suffered numerous injuries that have kept him from further improving in the sport.
Now one of Hollywood's highest paid actors, he is preparing for yet again another film release, this time for a sci-fi monster film named 'Rampage'.
While filming another one of his films callled 'Ballers' where he plays a retired NFL player who turned into a financial manager of other NFL players, he shared the tragedy of suicide which plagues thousands of people around the world.
On his Instagram, he posted a photo of him filming in a cemetary where he opens a beer toasting to his character's brother William who committed suicide.
"Not your typical scene on our comedy #ballers, as I cracked a beer open toasting my character’s brother, William who committed suicide. Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another. "
"My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t. "
"Sh*** of a scene to shoot - didn’t like it - but it did reminder that we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain. Help ‘em thru it, get ‘em talkin’ about the struggle and remind ‘em that they’re not alone. We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case."