Dwayne Johnson reveals battle with depression, mother's suicide attempt. So sad
The beloved actor shared some painful memories with his fans through social media and explained his connection with depression.
Dwayne Johnson, commonly known as The Rock, was recently filming a scene for his HBO show, Ballers, in a cemetery.
According to Shared, the setting reminded the star of a particularly scary moment from his childhood, which he later shared with his fans.
The wrestling start admitted being affected by suicidal tendencies of his own mother through a long and emotional Instagram post.
The actor claimed that the struggle and pain are real issues, adding that everyone has been there on some level or another.
View this post on Instagram
After we bowed our heads in prayer, we went around the table and everyone shared what they were thankful for. Beautiful seeing and listening to everyone speak from their heart. Tears, laughter and boundless gratitude. Personally, I’m a little surprised no one expressed how thankful they were that THE Sexiest Man Alive (I refuse to relinquish my title to Blake Shelton or any man) was sitting at the table. I didn’t want to be a dick and interrupt the prayer, but at some point someones gotta address the elephant in the room. Jokes aside, it was a very special Thanksgiving. As my mom pointed out earlier in the day, there was a time back in ‘87 when we couldn’t even afford Thanksgiving dinner and was praying someone would invite us over their house to eat. We were in a tough spot back then, but we got thru it. And here we are today. One big, extended, blended, slightly crazy, loving, grateful ohana. #sib ❤️🥁💫
Johson shared a painful story about his own mother, who tried to kill herself, when he was only fifteen years old, by walking into oncoming traffic.
His mother got out of the car on Interstate 65, in Nashville, and walked into oncoming traffic, almost causing accidents between cars and trucks, which were swerving out of the way not to hit her.
View this post on Instagram
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. Shits 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.
Although he was shocked at the moment, he managed to grab her, pulling 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,' he wrote.
The actor then explained that it's important to always do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain, encouraging them to talk about the struggle and reminding them that they’re not alone.
The actor also revealed that he had to battle depression himself at some point when he replied to a comment on the same post.