Dwayne Johnson has been reflecting on his whole family testing positive for coronavirus and said he feels ‘fortunate’ that they all got through it.
In September last year, the actor, 48, told fans that he, his wife Lauren Hashian, 36, and their two daughters had all tested positive for Covid-19.
He and his youngest daughter Tiana, two, were the last to contract the virus, with all of Dwayne’s family going on to recover.
Reflecting on their health battle in a new interview, Dwayne recalled how quickly coronavirus spread through his family.
He told Cigar Aficionado: ‘In a 24-hour period, it had spread so quickly to our nanny, our nanny’s teenage kids, her husband… myself and my two-year-old daughter, we were the last ones standing until the very end, but of course we both tested positive.’
Dwayne – who is also dad to daughter Simone, 19, from a previous relationship – added: ‘We were on the fortunate end [of] something that has been so traumatic to the world. We got through it.’
A week after confirming his entire family had come down with Covid-19, Dwayne updated fans and assured them he and his loved ones were no longer contagious.
Opening up, he said that seeing his entire family test positive had been a ‘kick in the gut’, but he was thankful that they all came through the other side and are now ‘healthy’.
Dwayne said on social media: ‘I wish it was only me who tested positive, but it wasn’t, it was my entire family, so this one was a real kick in the gut.
‘My number one priority is to always protect my family. And protect my children, my loved ones… we are no longer contagious. Thank god, we are healthy.’
He had kept his followers updated throughout his illness and stressed the severity of Covid-19, as he revealed it had been one of the ‘most challenging and difficult’ things he has gone through.
‘I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family. And for me personally too, as well. And I’ve gone through some doozies in the past,’ Dwayne explained.
I’ve been knocked about and gotten my ass kicked a little bit in the past with some challenges, but testing positive for Covid-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted, or even broke which I have been more than a few times.’
The wrestling legend is currently gearing up for the release of new NBC series Young Rock, which will give fans a rare insight into his childhood.
Young Rock – set to drop on February 16 – is centred around Dwayne’s early years and takes a deep dive into moments he says have been ‘very defining times’ for him.