In a two and a half minutes long monologue, the actor, former wrestler, Dwayne Johnson talked about those times when his life was not full of joy. In the video debuted in the series Oprah’s Master Class – named after Oprah Winfrey –, The Rock talks about his battle with depression.

If we are talking about depression, the most important to know is that you are not alone. You’re not the first to go through it; you’re not going to be the last to go through it either. I wish I had someone to tell me everything would be all okay – the star started with these honest words.

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“You feel like you are alone. It’s only you in your own little bubble. But it’s important to have faith: have faith that on the other side of your pain is something good” – he added.

Johnson went through a depressed period at the age of 23. He was a professional sportsman that time, and he was fired from the team in which he played. He lived in a small apartment with his parents, and that totally wrecked him. But he used his depression to build his career: he didn’t return to the world of American football, instead of it he became a wrestler, which made him a star later.

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Johnson, known as the wrestler, The Rock, could enter a different field of entertainment industry surprisingly easily: after some TV series and films, he debuted in the cinemas in The Mummy Returns, then we could see him in movies like The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Be Cool and Get Smart.

Persistent work, that is appearing in further action movies (Faster, Snitch, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and comedies like Tooth Fairy, You Again, The Other Guys and Fast & Furious episodes, made Johnson such a big star that a movie can be sold even if only his name is being mentioned (Hercules, San Andreas).

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Among the stars, not only The Rock, but others have also suffered from depression or serious alcohol or drug addictions. Last time, Daniel Radcliffe admitted that his life had been so empty after the finishing episode of Harry Potter movies that he used to drink too much.

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