The Rock Reveals His Whole Family Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
“My message to all of you around the [world].” That’s how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson began his Instagram post in which he revealed that the majority of his family has tested positive for COVID-19.
Along with an 11-minute video updating his fans on what has been going on in his life, Johnson revealed that his wife, Lauren, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Jasmine and 2-year-old Tia, have all tested positive for COVID-19. “And 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 as well.”
Johnson went on to explain that testing positive for COVID-19 has been more difficult that any injury he’s overcome or the moments when he was evicted from apartments because he was broke. This particular moment in his life has been most difficult because his number one priority as a man, as a father, as a husband, has always been to protect his family.
“I wish it were just me who tested positive but it wasn’t, it was my entire family, so this was a real kick in the gut,” Johnson continued, before revealing that after battling the virus for the last two to three weeks, he and his family are now “good.”
“We are on the other end of it, we are on the other side. We are no longer contagious and we are, thank God, we are healthy. And we have gotten through COVID-19 stronger and healthier. […] We are counting our blessings right now because we are well aware it isn’t always the case.”
The new owner of the XFL called COVID-19 unrelenting and insidious after talking about all of the friends he knows who have lost loved ones as a result of the novel coronavirus. As The Rock continued, he explained that while Jasmine and Tia dealt a little bit with sore throats, the virus hardly affected them at all.
It was a different story from him and Lauren, however, who “had a rough go for a little while,” he said. The actor also assured his fans that they did the right thing and isolated themselves until they were no longer contagious.
In retrospect, Johnson says his family contracted COVID-19 from very close family friends, who have no idea where they contracted it. As a result, he is now telling others that while he and his family have been disciplined when it comes to safety precautions put in place, he would encourage people to be even more disciplined even around those they love, even if they have been safe as well.
We’re glad to hear The Rock and his family are doing better. You can watch Johnson full video above.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.