By Arré Bench Sep. 03, 2020
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his wife, and two daughters have all contracted the novel coronavirus. “Wear your mask. It is a fact and it is the right thing to do,” he urged in a message to his fans.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of, if not the most, famous men on the planet. The foundation of his fame is the aura of being a badass. As a former wrestling champion, action movie star, and host of the strength competition Titan Games, The Rock is known for his toughness. He’s also the highest paid actor in the world at the moment. Even so, despite all his physical fitness and wealth, Johnson was not immune to the coronavirus. In an Instagram post, the star revealed that he and his family had contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago, and were currently recovering from the virus.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he and his family tested positive for Covid-19, calling it one of the most challenging things they have endured https://t.co/6b4UmSOBD6
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) September 3, 2020
Johnson, his wife, and two daughters, aged four and seven, all contracted Covid-19 approximately two-and-a-half weeks ago. Fortunately, they are healing and are no longer contagious, with a full recovery around the corner. Over the course of the eight-minute-long video, Johnson said “We are counting our blessings right now because we’re well aware that it isn’t always the case that you get on the other end of COVID-19 stronger and healthier,” before ending the message with “Wear your mask. It is a fact and it is the right thing to do.”
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said his family recently tested positive for coronavirus
“We’re all counting our blessings because we’re well aware that it isn’t always the case that you get on the other end of COVID-19 stronger and healthier" https://t.co/qfUYw8XPwL
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 3, 2020
The Rock’s message was a sobering reminder of the prevalence and potency of the coronavirus. Familiarity has bred apathy for some, as the pandemic’s weeks stretched into months. There are people who dismiss the coronavirus as less serious than it is, if they’re not calling it imaginary altogether.
The Rock and his family have Covid.
Go to his IG and watch him explain it. This thing is no joke – he has no preexisting conditions and is in amazing shape… and it sidelined him.
Listen to him tell it.
— Jaime Primak (@JaimePrimak) September 2, 2020
Even some of the world’s most fit athletes – Brazil football player Neymar and spriting legend Usian Bolt – have been infected.
Brazilian international Neymar is one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to have tested positive for Covid-19, according to multiple reports. https://t.co/KA0mhqsXmV
— CNN International (@cnni) September 3, 2020
As economic factors motivate governments across the world to roll back lockdown measures, shrugging off the risks posed by the virus seems to be a popular coping mechanism. But if the virus can still infect The Rock, with all his privileges of wealth and blessings of health, it can definitely still infect the average person trying to go about their day.
Even arguably the toughest guy in the world got COVID and wants you to wear a mask damnit!
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) September 3, 2020
Staying safe should be a priority to you, especially if you can smell what The Rock is cookin’.