The Rock Opens Up About His Struggles With Depression

Share
Tweet
Pin It
Share
Tweet
Pin It
Fans of The Rock know him as a charmer, an actor who's constantly killing it in the latest Hollywood blockbuster and a star who possesses an unparalleled ability to make us swoon in an instant. But a preview of his upcoming appearance on Oprah's Master Class highlights the actor's inspirational side as he gets candid about his personal battles with depression.

"I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone," The Rock said of his past struggles. After his NFL career didn't pan out the way he envisioned, he was left feeling extremely isolated and hopeless.

Fortunately, he has a profound message of encouragement for those with similar experiences — success and fulfilled dreams can blossom from the darkest of times.

"You've just gotta remember, hold onto that fundamental quality of faith," he said. "Have faith, and on the other side of your pain is something good."

The Rock is among many celebs who have spoken out about coping with depression, including Demi Lovato, Hayden Panettiere, Ellen DeGeneres, Cara Delevingne and Kanye West, to name a few. With a ton of impressionable fans watching their every move, it's refreshing to see Hollywood stars who aren't afraid to be transparent, despite the industry pressure to project perfection at all times.
Want More? Like us on Facebook
Gallery | Stars Whose Body-Positive Outlook Totally Inspires Us



MORE CELEB SCOOPS

Show Comments
Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms