Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Talks About How He Saved His Mother From Ending Her Life

February 20, 2018

Dwayne Johnson revealed his mother's suicide attempt. He was just a teenager at that time.The Rock mentioned in his social media post.


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Dwayne was born in 1972 in California. He is very well known by his ring name The Rock. Dwayne Johnson is a successful actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler. He is considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. He was named "Man of the Century" and has been in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities for twenty years. The Rock was also called the world's highest-paid actor of 2016.


Wrestler, actor, father, and - Dwayne Johnson has a lot of talents. But it wasn't until he shared a touching personal message on Instagram that we learned he has suffered some serious personal struggles.

Johnson shared a photo on Instagram from the set of his HBO dramedy, "Ballers". In the photo, his character mourns his brother, who died by suicide.

This scene brought back horrifying memories of the Rock’s past. The 45-year-old actor opened up that mother, Ata Johnson, tried to end her life herself by driving her car on to oncoming traffic in Nashville. Luckily, Johnson’s quick reaction helped save both their lives.


My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What's crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn't.

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He also added how difficult it was to shoot a scene that reminded him of his mother's suicide attempt that could have killed them both:

 Shits of a scene to shoot - didn't like it - but it did remind that we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain. Help 'em thru it, get 'em talkin' about the struggle and remind 'em that they're not alone.

But there are people in the Rock’s life, who can help him drive away the unwanted memories.

Dwayne is going to be a dad again and he’s expecting another female addition to his family.


He already has a 16-year-old daughter, Simone, with ex-wife Dany Garcia and a two-year-old Jasmine with his girlfriend Lauren Hashian.

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