Dwayne Johnson, the actor and former wrestler often known as the Rock, introduced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and his household had just lately examined constructive for the coronavirus.
Mr. Johnson, 48, stated they’d change into contaminated round two and a half weeks in the past, from “very close family friends.” He known as it “one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,” however added that he and his household have been now “on the other end of it” and have been wholesome and now not contagious.
While the signs have been delicate for his youngest daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, Mr. Johnson stated he and his spouse had a “rough go” with the virus.
Mr. Johnson additionally urged folks to put on masks.
“It baffles me that some people out there — including some politicians — will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda,” he stated.
“It has nothing to do with politics,” he stated. “Wear your mask.”
Mr. Johnson added that his mom, who had a part of her lungs eliminated earlier than recovering from lung most cancers, nonetheless wears a masks “every day.”
His announcement comes as coronavirus instances improve round the world, with over 26 million folks contaminated and no less than 862,000 lifeless from the virus, in line with a New York Times database.
In the United States, at least 1,074 deaths and over 40,000 new cases were reported on Wednesday, when Mr. Johnson posted to Instagram about his experience with Covid-19.
While Mr. Johnson said he and his family still trust the friends from whom they contracted the coronavirus, he advised people to take all precautions before seeing others. “Think twice about who you have over to your house,” he said.
Mr. Johnson joins a long list of celebrities, athletes and public figures who have contracted the virus and called on the public to treat it seriously by wearing masks, social distancing and taking other precautions. The list includes Hollywood stars like Tom Hanks and his wife, the actress Rita Wilson; athletes like the basketball players Kevin Durant and Rudy Gobert; and world leaders such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain.