“Wear Your Mask”: The Rock Shares Takeaways After His Entire Family Got COVID-19
“It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, take this idea of wearing a mask and make it a political agenda.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson revealed that he and his family are recovering from COVID-19, and is now urging people to stay disciplined when socializing and to wear a mask.
In a video posted to Johnson’s Instagram Wednesday night, the actor said that he, his wife Lauren Hashian, and two young kids all tested positive for COVID-19 about two weeks ago after seeing some “very close family friends.”
Johnson said his daughters, who are 4 and 2, showed nearly no symptoms besides a sore throat, but said he and his wife had “a rough go” with the virus. In his video message, he urged people to take precautions when seeing loved ones or friends even if they have been self-isolating— “you still never know,” he said.
“Believe me, I was disciplined, strict, and stringent before, but now this household, there’s gonna be new rules that I’m implementing,” he said.
He also spoke about the importance of safety when having people, even if they’ve been quarantining, over to his home.
“Take an even aggressive measure, have [loved ones] tested, have everybody tested before they come over” he said.
Johnson said his “commitment to wellness” helped his family get through, saying they did “everything [they] could possibly do to boost” their immune systems. He went on to say his doctors and a “top epidemiologist in the world” recommended keeping a healthy immune system to help fight COVID-19.
“Antioxidants, taking our vitamins, staying hydrated,” Johnson continued. “We’ve got to control the controllables… Give yourself a chance.”
Johnson also called out people and politicians who have politicized mask-wearing and refuse to wear a face covering.
“It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this idea of wearing masks and make it a political agenda,” he continued. “It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact and it is the right thing to do.”
He also said he realizes there are some people who have underlying lung conditions who refuse to wear a mask, but said his mother wears one everyday despite living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).