Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as The Rock has tested positive for COVID-19. Dwayne took to Instagram to share that he along with his wife and two daughters had tested positive for coronavirus. He also noted that the family had caught the infection from some close family friends around two and a half weeks ago.
Johnson shared that while her two daughters had developed only mild COVID-19 symptoms, the road to recovery was much tougher for The Rock and his wife. He referred to the past three weeks to be one of the most challenging times for the family. However, he added that the family is currently better and are no longer contagious.
However, it wasn’t all. The former WWE Champion also took it as an opportunity to share an important message. He urged fans to stay disciplined, wear masks and also to boost immunity.Taking lessons from his own experience, Dwayne Johnson also wrote, “Be strict about having people over your house or gatherings.” Emphasising on precautions, he ended the caption with the hashtag, ‘#controlthecontrollables’.
However, Dwayne Johnson corona case isn’t the first in Hollywood. Notably several Hollywood actors including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have already tested positive to the virus. While global vaccination is still a long way, USA alone has reported over 6.16 million COVID positive cases as well as 187K deaths.
Thus it was no wonder that the Instagram video also saw the popular Hollywood figure letting out his frustration about the politicisation of the entire issue. Notably, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson said, “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.”
He also shared the story of his own mother who continues to wear mask without fail every day. He shared that part of his mother’s lungs were removed during her treatment for lung cancer. Notably, his Instagram post comes at a time when global coronavirus cases have already crossed 26.2 million with over 867,000 deaths.