Rock’s Mom Suicide Attempt Story, “My mom tried to check out when I was 15”

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Rock shares an emotional story of his Mom who attempted suicide when he was around 15 years of age.

Dwayne Johnson who is also known as ‘The Rock’  shared an Instagram post in which he shared the story of his mom Ata who decided to commit suicide.

He said to his followers “got me thinkin’ though ’bout how many of us have been affected by the suicide of our friends, family.”

He added, “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.”

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“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,” said the former wrestler.

Narrating the incident, the 45-year-old actor said, “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.”

Expressing his undesirability while shooting the graveyard scene. He remembered that “we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain.”

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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He politely requested the people to help others to go through the pain saying, “Help ’em get thru it, get ’em talkin’ about the struggle and remind ’em that they’re not alone,”

Later  Dwayne added,” We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case.”

This is not the first time when Dwayne Johnson had shared the story of his mother’s suicide attempt.

Earlier in 2015, he told Oprah’s Master Class, “In that moment, one of the greatest lessons I’ve ever learned was how precious life is and how in an instant, it can all go away.”


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