Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his family had Covid-19.
The former wrestler and now the world’s highest-paid actor said he, his wife, and two daughters caught the virus despite being “disciplined” about health protection and taking all the necessary precautions.
He said the positive tests were “a kick within the gut”.
Now, he added: “We’re on the opposite end of it and not contagious. Thank God, we’re healthy.”
Dwayne Johnson, 48, said he. his wife Lauren, 35, and their daughters Jasmine and Tiana, aged four and two respectively, contracted the virus about two and a half weeks ago.
They caught it from “very close family friends” who, in turn, had no idea how that they had been infected.
“I can tell you that this has been one among the foremost challenging and difficult things we’ve ever had to endure as a family,” Johnson said during a video posted on his Instagram account.
“Testing positive for Covid-19 is far different from overcoming nasty injuries, or being evicted or maybe being broke, which I even have been quite a couple of times,” he added.
He said that his first priority is always to protect his family first.
“We are counting our blessings immediately because we’re cognizant that it is not always the case that you simply get on the opposite end of Covid-19 stronger and healthier,” said Johnson.
“It makes me extremely shocked that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this concept of wearing masks and make it a part of a political agenda.
“It has nothing to do with politics. Wear your mask. It is a fact. And it is the right thing to do.”
Dwayne Johnson followed his father Rocky to become a knowledgeable wrestler and a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star.
He became an enormous success within the sport before turning to act, starring in blockbuster movies like The Scorpion King, Fast & Furious 6, and therefore the Jumanji franchise.
The former wrestler reportedly earned $87.5m (£67m) in the year to June, including $23.5m for the Netflix thriller Red Notice.