Dwayne Johnson decided to open up about his struggle with depression. The famous Hollywood star revealed that dealing with this condition has been extremely difficult. The star actually suffered from depression at the age of 23.
Dwayne The Rock Johnson opened up about his past during an interview with famous television show host Oprah Winfrey. The actor, who is well-known also for his career in wrestling, revealed that he struggled with this disease after being cut from the Canadian Football League. At that time, the actor was only 23. “I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone,” the actor said.
So, Dwayne went on to say that although sufferers may think that they are the only ones suffering from this problem, actually they are not alone. “You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not going to be the last to go through it and oftentimes you feel like you’re alone and you feel like it’s only you and you’re in your bubble. I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay,'” the actor said.
Dwayne Johnson revealed that his football coach changed his mind soon, calling him back to offer him a place in the team. However, the actor said that he refused because he made up his mind and wanted to become a professional wrestler. For that purpose to be achieved, the actor talked to his father, who was a professional wrestler himself, asking him to be his trainer.
The actor said that his dad was not happy with his decision, believing that he was refusing a great opportunity. “He said, ‘You are throwing it all away. It is the worst mistake you will ever make. You’re ruining your career,'” the actor explained. “I said, ‘Maybe I’ll be no good, but I feel like, in my heart, I have to do this,'” he added.
Of course, Dwayne Johnson made the best decision possible, as he became a star thanks to wrestling. The famous actor got the name of The Rock in the wrestling ring, naturally before he gained success in Hollywood. Dwayne also admitted that, saying that after all wrestling was “one of the greatest chapters in my life.”