What words come to mind when you think about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? Tough? Rugged? Strong? Manly?
The 43-year-old actor is all these things and more; and he’s proving that experiencing depression doesn’t make you less tough, rugged, strong or manly.
On Oprah’s “Master Class,” a series where celebrities and public figures discuss their triumphs and challenges, Johnson opened up about struggling with depression.
“I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it,” he says in the clip below. “I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and [say], ‘Hey, it’s going to be OK.’”
Watch a moving clip from the episode:
Johnson’s episode of “Master Class” premieres Sunday, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m. central time.