Dwayne Johnson Details 'Fun Pain' Surgery
By DAVID WEINER
May 17, 2013
Dwayne Johnson was sidelined recently after he was injured during a wrestling match, and the Fast & Furious/Pain & Gain star tells ET's Nancy O'Dell that it's been nothing but "fun pain" for the rock-solid performer.
"About mid-way through the match I had torn my rectus tendon as well as my adductor tendon off my pelvis, and then I found out that I had three wonderful hernia tears, which I had repaired about three and a half weeks ago," explains Johnson with his trademark grin. "There's also a lot of fun swelling in the 'cash and prizes' area for the first week and a half. Those were sexy times. … It's a lot of fun pain to go through, but everything is good, thank you."
Despite causing him to miss the Fast & Furious junket and premiere in London, Johnson sees the injury as the perfect opportunity to pause while on "the treadmill of life" and spend quality time with his little girl.
"It was really nice blessing to slow down -- it was almost God's way of saying, 'Well, now you're gonna take a break,' he says. "But now I'm chomping at the bit and ready to go."