The wrestler-turned-actor recently shared his experience of mental health issues
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said that he’s been “moved” by the “phenomenal” support from fans after recently opening up about his battle with depression.
The star discussed his mental health issues following a recent Instagram post in which he recalled witnessing his mother attempt suicide.
Speaking to The Express earlier this month, he said: “Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed. I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”
Johnson has now told BBC Newsbeat: “It was really overwhelming and thousands of people responded. It all started when I helped a man [fan struggling with depression]. I said, ‘hey, you’re not alone, we all go through it’.”
“One of the most important things that I know helped me with the multiple times that I had gone through my own episodes of depression, was making sure that I was talking to people.”
Johnson added: “We as men have a tendency to hold all that in which is not healthy, it’s not good. Depression doesn’t discriminate so if my past can help then I’m happy to share.”