Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and family on the mend from COVID-19
September 3, 2020 10:56 am
Actor and former wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said Wednesday that his family recently tested positive for the coronavirus and are now implementing stricter rules on socializing amid the pandemic.
Johnson, 48, posted a video to his Instagram and shared that he, wife Lauren and two young daughters all tested positive for COVID-19 about three weeks ago. The “Jumanji” and “Baywatch” actor said that his daughters had only mild symptoms, but that the illness was much harder on the adults.
“I could tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” Johnson said. “And for me personally too as well, and I’ve gone through some doozies in the past.
Johnson said the family is now “on the other side” of the virus, doing well and no longer contagious.
“We’re all counting our blessings because we’re well aware that it isn’t always the case that you get on the other end of COVID-19 stronger and healthier,” Johnson said. “...Some of my best friends lost their parents, their loved ones, to this virus that is so incredibly relentless and unforgiving, and it is insidious.”
Friends unaware that they were infected apparently spread the illness to the Johnsons when they visited the family’s home. Johnson said that the close family friends felt terrible and that he has since implemented new rules about guests.
“Having your friends over, having your family members over, your loved ones, of course, you want that because you want that connection and you want to be with the people who you love and care about” and have a good time with, he said. “My takeaway here isn’t necessarily keep them away, I’m not saying that, but what I am saying now is apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house.”