"We are on the other end of it. We are on the other side."

Olivia Harvey
Sep 03, 2020 @ 10:07 am
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, his wife Lauren Hashian, and their two daughters, are all recovering from their battle with coronavirus (COVID-19). In a September 2nd Instagram video, Johnson said dealing with the sickness was "one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family."

He said that his family contracted the virus from close friends, who had been disciplined with social distancing and other coronavirus guidelines.

Luckily, Johnson's daughters, aged 2 and 4, only had mild symptoms. However, he and Hashian had a "rough go of it" as the virus ran its course. He said he and his family are "counting [their] blessings" that they made it through to the other side.

"But I am happy to tell you guys that we as a family are good," Johnson said in his video. "We are on the other end of it. We are on the other side. We are no longer contagious. And we are, thank god, we are healthy."

"I've gotten knocked about and gotten my ass kicked a little bit in the past with some challenges, but testing positive for COVID-19 is much different than overcoming nasty injuries or being evicted or even being broke, which I have been more than a few times," he told his followers. "The reason why I feel this is different is because my number one priority is to always protect my family and protect my children, my loved ones."

"Apply an even greater discipline before having people over to your house," he suggested, as well as committing yourself to health and wellness. "Boost your immune system. Commit to wellness. Wear your mask. Protect your family," Johnson wrote in the caption of his post and detailed in his video.

He signed off with a message, "Stay healthy, my friends."

Take it from someone who has been through it—COVID-19 is not something to mess around with. Keep yourself as isolated as possible and wear a mask when around others. If not for you, then do so for your family.