Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has opened up on secret battle with depression that he’s been harbouring for 30 years.
Despite being Hollywood’s highest paid actor and a global superstar after a successful wrestling career, Johnson had a tough upbringing.
The 6ft 5in muscleman even saw his mum tried to commit suicide after they were evicted from their apartment – and it left a mark on the youngster.
“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.”
Despite being just 15, Johnson told how he saved from the road by pulling her back – but his battles didn’t stop there.
Years after his dream of becoming a professional American Football player were shattered by a succession of injuries. His girlfriend then broke up with him, a period which Johnson calls his “absolute worst time’.
But he battled back.
After carving a successful career as a WWE wrestling he moved on to acting with such films as Fast and Furious, the new Jumanji film and his latest offering, Rampage.
But he never forgot his battles. When a fan recently told him he was suffering depression, Johnson answered: “I hear you. I’ve battled that beast more than once.”