Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Reveals How Depression Enabled Him To Completely Turn His Life Around

Meet Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

LOL okay, I know, nobody needs to meet The Rock. We all know him.

He is one of the biggest wrestling superstars of our time.

Flickr / Megan Elice Meadows
Flickr / Megan Elice Meadows

Not to mention a globally recognized actor.

"The Rock" on set for Fast and Furious 5 | Flickr / Lisa Marie
“The Rock” on set for Fast and Furious 5 | Flickr / Lisa Marie

And basically an all-around household name.

Flickr / AceKindred
Flickr / AceKindred

But, as Dwayne reveals for the first time ever, it hasn’t always been an easy ride.

As a part of a video series produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Dwayne talks about how, roughly twenty years ago, he faced a serious bout of depression.

Youtube / OWN
Youtube / OWN

Dwayne shares about being depressed and lost after getting cut from the Calgary Stampeders.

Eventually, he was offered a spot on the team again. But after overcoming his emotional roadblocks, The Rock was ready to go down a different path. Wrestling. And it would change his life, and the world, forever.

Youtube / OWN
Youtube / OWN

“I found that, with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone,” The Rock says, “You’re not the first to go through it, and you’re not the last to go through it. It happens, and you feel like you’re alone.”

Listen to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s full story below:

“Have faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good.” TC mark

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