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"Depression never discriminates."
Indian Express
3 Apr 2018 - 9:27 AM  UPDATED 3 Apr 2018 - 9:36 AM

Dwayne Johnson revealed his battle with depression in an interview with the Express. 

'The Rock' said he hit a huge low after his dream of playing pro football lay in tatters through injury and he and his then girlfriend split.

“I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere," he said. "I was crying constantly.”

"Struggle and pain is real," he said. "I was devastated and depressed."

Johnson, on a promo tour for sci-fi monster flick Rampage also opened up about his mother's attempted suicide when he was 15. 

“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic,” he said. 

Following the Express story's publication, Johnson received overwhelming support on social media and prompted his tweet in response.  

"Depression never discriminates," he tweeted. "Took me a long time to realise it but the key is to not be afraid to open up."

"Especially us dudes have a tendency to keep it in. You're not alone."

Rampage opens in Australia 12 April. Watch the trailer:

Readers seeking support and information can contact: Lifeline 13 11 14, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 or the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467. 

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