The Rock says a spell of a melancholy led to his career-defining moment to become a wrestler.
“You feel as if you’re alone and also you feel like it’s just the wrestler,” the wrestler-turned-actor describes.
The interview OWN, will air on Sunday evening in the US.
“Among the very critical things that you might realise is which you’re not by yourself,” he says.
“You are not the first to go through it. You are not likely to be the last to go through it.”
Dwayne became depressed and had been playing american football in Canada for four years when he was lost.
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After six weeks the was requested by his trainer to return.
“The phoned me and said ‘I understand we cut you but I’d like you to come back’,” he remembers.
“I hung up the phone and my dad said ‘You’re likely to do it, right?’ and I said ‘No, I don’t believe so. I think I’m done with that.'”
“Perhaps my dad’ll be no great but I feel like I need to try it,” he says on determining to be a wrestler.
“It ended up being one of the greatest chapters within my life.”