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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals whole family has been battling COVID-19

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson reveals whole family has been battling COVID-19

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and his family have all tested positive for COVID-19.

The Fast and Furious actor announced the news in a 11-minute video posted to his Instagram.

In the video the 48-year-old said he, along with his wife and their two young daughters had tested positive.

“My wife Lauren as well as my two baby girls and myself, we have all tested positive for COVID-19,” he said.

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“I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we’ve ever had to endure as a family and for me personally as well.

“I’ve gone through some doozies in the past, I’ve got my a.. kicked with some challenges in the past but 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.

Dwayne Johnson and Lauren Hashian.

“And the reason I feel that way is because my number one priority is to always protect my family, my children and my loved ones. It is our number one priority, all of us around the world.

“I wish it was only me who tested positive, but it wasn’t...it was my entire family... so this one was a real kick in the guts.”

While he said his two daughters, Jasmine, 4, and Tiana, 2, only experienced mild symptoms such as sore throats, him and his wife had a “rough go”.

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“But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good and on the other side of it...we are no longer contagious and we thank god are healthy,” he said.

The Rock said they had caught coronavirus from close family friends, who they “love and trust”, and that they were devastated that they had passed it on.

He said he always liked to look for a “silver lining” when presented with challenges and that he was counting his blessings that his family had made it through “healthier and stronger”.

“Some of my best friends have lost their parents or their loved ones to this virus that is so incredibly relentless and unforgiving and it is insidious,” he said.

He then urged his followers to undertake several practices to try and protect themselves and those around them—especially by wearing a mask,

“It baffles me that some people out there, including politicians, will take this idea of wearing a mask and make it part of a political agenda...it has nothing to do with politics..it is a fact...wear a mask, it is the right thing to do and the responsible thing to do...not only for your family and loved ones, but for fellow human beings,” he said.