Pro-wrestler turned Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said in a video message posted on social media Wednesday that he, his wife and their two young children tested positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks but that they all have recovered and are healthy.
Johnson, 48, said in the Instagram post that he and his spouse, Lauren, 35, and their daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, caught the coronavirus about two and a half weeks ago from “very close family friends” whom he said had no idea how they had become infected.
“This has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” he said in the video filmed at his home.
“I’ve gone through some doozies in the past, I’ve gotten knocked around and gotten my ass kicked in the past with some challenges. But testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries or being evicted or even being broke.”
The actor said his family, like their friends who caught the virus first, had been “disciplined” about adhering to safety measures to avoid the virus.
The two young girls suffered only “a little sore throat the first couple of days” and bounced back, but Johnson and his wife had “a rough go,” he said.
“But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We are on the other end of it,” he said. “We are no longer contagious, and we are, thank God, we are healthy.”
The star implored his fans to “stay positive” and “care for your fellow human beings.”
Johnson is just the latest Hollywood star to reveal a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. Actors including Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, Idris Elba, Lena Dunham and Antonio Banderas are among the dozens who have since recovered from the virus.
Several musicians and other entertainment figures have also fallen ill since the pandemic first swept around the world at the beginning of this year.
—With files from Reuters
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