Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Thanks Fans After Talking About His Depression: The Hardest Thing (Especially For Men) Is Speaking Up

by Alex Ungerman 1:50 PM PST, November 19, 2015
Playing Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Thanks Fans After Talking About His Depression: The Hardest Thing (Especially For Men) Is Speaking Up

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is thankful for speaking up about his depression, and encouraging his fans to do the same.

After telling his emotional story about suffering from depression after he was cut from the Canadian Football League in 1995 during Oprah's Master Class last week, the Ballers actor thanked his fans for their support.

"Thx fam," the 43-year-old tweeted. "Hardest thing sometimes (especially men) is asking for help. I wish I did. You're never alone. Speak up."

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In his candid video, Johnson opened up about the wisdom he wished he had when he was suffering from the worst of his depression.

"I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you're not alone," he said. "Oftentimes it happens, you just feel like you're alone."

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The most important thing, he says, is to "have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good."

This is not the first time Johnson has been candid about his depression. Last year, the actor revealed that when he experienced these feelings, they were completely unknown to him.

"I didn't know why I didn't want to do anything," he told the Hollywood Reporter in June 2014. "I had never experienced anything like that."

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Meanwhile, Johnson and girlfriend Lauren Hashian, 31, are expecting their first child together, a baby girl!

The actor made the announcement on Instagram, writing, "I was raised by and live with amazing and strong women, so the universe felt we needed one more... IT'S A BABY GIRL!!"

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Johnson has another daughter, 14-year-old Simone, from his previous marriage to Dany Garcia.

During an exclusive look ET had of Johnson's Oprah's Master Class episode, the actor gushed about his love for Hashian

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β€œI wake up every day so grateful and so thankful that you have someone like [her]. Someone who you can walk through the world with,” he said.

Watch the video below for more.