Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About Mother's Suicide Attempt in Nashville

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is known not only for his incredibly fit physique, but his contagious, up-beat attitude -- which is why many were surprised to see him open up about his on-going battle with depression. 

Johnson says his struggle hit its peak when his mother, Ata, attempted suicide when he was just a teenager.

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

"We both healed, but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone," Johnson concluded.


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