“The Rock” opened up about his battle with depression.
In an interview with The Express, he said there was a point when he was “crying constantly” and “didn’t want to go anywhere or do anything.”
The 45-year-old said he went through a dark period after injuries ended his dreams of playing pro football right around the time a girlfriend broke up with him. He said he also battled depression after his mom attempted suicide when he was 15.
In a past Instagram post, he stated, “She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel should of the road.”
In response to fans’ support, The Rock the tweeted, “Got tons of responses to this. Thank you. We all go thru the sludge/shit and depression never discriminates. Took me a long time to realize it but the key is to not be afraid to open up. Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You’re not alone.”
If you, yourself, are struggling with depression or have a loved one who you believe has suicidal thoughts, you can call 1(800)-273-8255 to get advice and support.