In an 11-minute video posted on Instagram, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that he, his wife Lauren, and their two toddlers have all tested positive for the contagious COVID-19.
The 48-year-old actor and former wrestling champion shared that he and his family have contracted the virus from close family friends. Luckily, their family is now well and on their way to recovery. (Read:3 Ways to Support a Friend Who Tested Positive for COVID-19)
“I wish it was only me who tested positive but it wasn’t, it was my entire family. This one was a real kick in the gut but I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good. We are on the other end of it, we’re on the other side, we are no longer contagious and we thank God we are healthy and we’ve gotten through COVID- 19 stronger and healthier,” Dwayne says in the video.
The actor also shared his learnings from the experience, in hopes of helping other families in these times of crisis. (Read: 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health While in Quarantine)
Discipline in the household is a must.
Although Dwayne and his family have been very disciplined and compliant with the quarantine restrictions, his family contacted the virus through a close family friend. (Read: 5 Ways to Strengthen Relationships While Social Distancing)
“We have been disciplined. We’re quarantined, we’ve isolated. I have not worked. But, like a lot of you guys out there (we were) having friends over.. loved ones—of course, you want that because you want that connection” he said.
Dwayne emphasized that having people over to one’s house during these times can have its consequences, and that strict measures must be observed at all times—even when you’re are the comfort of your home.
“My takeaway here isn’t necessarily ‘Keep them away…’ What I am saying is apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house.”
We must all prioritize our wellness and health.
Dwayne believes that it was his and his family’s commitment to their wellness and health that helped them get through COVID-19. (Read:3 Secrets To Ensure Food Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic)
“The commitment to wellness and the commitment to health and doing everything that we could possibly do to boost our immune system (are what really matters)… Our immunity and our system is [sic] made up of organisms that.. fight toxins, fight infections, fight viruses, fight disease.”
Do not underestimate the importance of face masks.
Lastly, Dwayne reminds everyone to wear masks at all times. “Wear your mask. It is a fact, and it is the right thing to do. And it’s the responsible thing to do. Not only for yourself, but for your family and your loved ones.. your fellow human beings.”