Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his entire family test positive for coronavirus

Star described the diagnosis as ‘a kick in the gut’

Louis Chilton
Thursday 03 September 2020 07:18
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Dwayne Johnson shares video of himself washing his daughter's hands while singing 'You're Welcome' from Moana

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson has revealed that he and his family all contracted coronavirus.

The former wrestler and Fast and Furious star said that while he, his wife and two daughters have now recovered, the positive tests had been “a kick in the gut”.

Johnson made the revelation in an video that he posted to his Instagram page.

“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,” he said.

“Testing positive for Covid-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times,” he added. “My number one priority is to always protect my family.”

Although he insisted he and his family had been “disciplined” when following public health guidelines, Johnson said the virus was passed onto them by “very close family friends”.

Johnson, his wife Lauren, and daughters Jasmine, four, and Tiana, two, contracted Covid-19 roughly two-and-a-half weeks ago.

He stated that the family was now “healthy” and “no longer contagious”.

A virus-free Dwayne Johnson at the world premiere of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’, December 2019

“It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda.

“It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact. And it is the right thing to do.”

In the caption beside the video, Johnson also offered some advice to the public concerning the spread of the deadly virus.

“Stay disciplined,” he wrote. “Boost your immune system. Commit to wellness. Wear your mask. Protect your family. Be strict about having people over your house or gatherings. Stay positive.

“And care for your fellow human beings,” he added.

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