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18th Nov 2015

Watch this moving video of the Rock speaking about his battle with depression

"Have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good."


If you’ve grown up watching Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on WWF/WWE, then you’ll know that he’s charismatic, confident and incredibly cool.

The People’s Champ absolutely electrified sold-out arenas on a weekly basis and he continues to fill movie theatres – but this was very nearly not the case, according to the man himself.

Take a look at this revealing account of how Dwayne Johnson had to battle depression, anxiety and some personal demons during his early 20s as his American football career began to flounder.

If you’ve ever suffered from depression or know a friend who has, then this clip from OWN is equal parts poignant, reassuring and moving.