Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Talks Depression Battle: I Was “All Cried Out”
Jun. 18, 2014 US Magazine
The Rock’s rock bottom. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about battling depression and overcoming the “absolute worst time” of his life. In the interview, the Hercules star, 42, recalled his teenage years, when he got in trouble with the law and at age 14, he was evicted from the home he shared with his mother.
“We were living in an efficiency that cost $120 a week,” he told THR. “We come home, and there’s a padlock on the door and an eviction notice. My mom starts bawling. She just started crying and breaking down. ‘Where are we going to live? What are we going to do?'”
That time period, according to Johnson, changed everything. “That was the tipping point,” he told the mag. “It was about, ‘What can I control with these two hands?’ The only thing I could do was train and build my body. The successful men I knew were men who built their bodies.”