Dwayne Johnson Discusses Depression, Mom's Suicide Attempt - NBC Chicago

Dwayne Johnson Discusses Depression, Mom's Suicide Attempt

The actor in an interview with the Sunday Express talks about his struggles with depression and his mother's suicide attempt after they were evicted

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    'Tonight': 'The Rock' Announces 'Titan Games' Competition

    Dwayne Johnson tells Jimmy Fallon about his new NBC competition show, "The Titan Games," his past with the Canadian Football League and why his failed NFL career was the best thing that never happened to him. (Published Monday, Feb. 5, 2018)

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says "depression never discriminates."

    The actor in an interview with the United Kingdom's Sunday Express talks about his struggles with depression and his mother's suicide attempt after they were evicted.

    The 45-year-old says his mother got out of her car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked toward oncoming traffic. He says he grabbed her and pulled her to the shoulder. He says his mother has no recollection of it.

    Johnson reveals he went through his own dark period when injuries ended his dream of becoming a professional football player.

    From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    [NATL-AH] From Pink To Carrie Underwood: 8 Top CMA Awards Performances

    Country music's biggest night never fails to disappoint. The 2019 CMA Awards brought powerhouse performances from the industry's top stars, including crossover collaborations from Pink and Chris Stapleton and Halsey with Lady Antebellum. Access Hollywood rounds up all the top onstage moments, including Carrie Underwood channeling an early Britney Spears and pregnant Maren Morris rubbing her growing baby bump.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019)

    He eventually turned to the wrestling ring and began acting in 2000.

    Johnson says he and his mother have healed, "but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain."