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Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Mom's Suicide Attempt

Dwayne Johnson Opens Up About His Mom's Suicide Attempt

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is opening up about a difficult time in his life, when his mom Ata tried to commit suicide when he was 15 years old.

The 45-year-old actor was filming on the set of Ballers in a cemetery, and posted a photo of his day there.

“Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another,” The Rock wrote. “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.”

“Sh*ts of a scene to shoot – didn’t like it – but it did reminder 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,” he added. “We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case.”

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Posted to: Ata Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock

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