11 Celebrities Who Have Opened Up About Depression

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Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, well known by his ring name The Rock, is an American Canadian actor, producer, retired professional wrestler, and former football player. Before starting his acting career, The Rock wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, later WWE) for eight years, and is still considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

He starred in a lot of commercially successful movies, making Johnson one of the highest grossing actors in the world. in 1998, Johnson won his first WWF Championship, becoming the first African-American world champion. He starred in The Scorpion King (2002) – his first leading film role, The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Skyscraper (2018), to name a few.

Even if he was a champion in the world of wrestling and is still a successful actor, the truth is that life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, so just like any other ‘normal’ individual, he had to struggle with depression at some point too.

During an interview for a British newspaper called Express, he said that struggle and pain are real and that depression never discriminates. He also posted on Twitter that it took him a long time to realize it, but the key is to not be afraid to open up, especially because boys and men have a tendency to keep it in. You are not alone, he added.

However, it seems that the root of his depression was genetically inherited, in addition to the fact that he experienced a traumatic event in his childhood. To be more specific, he said publicly that he saved his mother from a suicide attempt when he was only 15 years old.

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