The Rock has reopened the chapter of a painful moment of his childhood …

While his wife is pregnant and his career is on top, Dwayne Johnson still has to live with the ghosts of his past . Among them, the suicide attempt of his mother Ata . On the set of the Ballers series , The Rock saw this painful memory rekindled during a sequence in a cemetery. ” It made me think of all of us who have been touched by the suicide of friends and family – the pain is real – we’ve all gone through it at different scales, ” said Dwayne Johnson.

” My mom tried to finish when I was 15 , he continues. She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and market facing traffic. Semi-trailers and cars were swerving to the I caught her and pulled her to the side of the road.The crazy thing about this suicide attempt today is that she has no memory of what she’s doing. is probably better. ”

The American superstar continues his story by saying that turning this moving scene into a graveyard reminded him of the need to ” do our best to listen when people are suffering .” ” Help them to overcome this ordeal, talk to them and remind them that they are not alone, ” he says, addressing his 99.6 million subscribers. And to conclude: ” We were lucky that day, when I was 15, but it is not always the case .”


Not your typical scene on our comedy #ballers, as I cracked a beer open toasting my character’s brother, William who committed suicide. 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. 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. Shits 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. We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case.

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