'The Rock' opens up about his struggles with depression

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has revealed he's secretly battled the "beast" of depression multiple times.

The WWE legend and Fast and Furious star recently shared a story about witnessing his mother attempting suicide when he was aged 15, prompting "tons of responses".

Johnson, 45, has opened up further in a new interview with The Express and on social media.

"Struggle and pain is real," he said.

"I was devastated and depressed. I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."

Tweeting a link to news coverage over his depression, Johnson also shared how he has most effectively dealt with it.

"We all go through the sludge/shit and depression never discriminates. Took me a long time to realise it, but the key is to not be afraid to open up," he wrote.

"Especially [men] have a tendency to keep it in. You're not alone."

In recent years, Johnson has become the highest-paid actor in Hollywood and been named the sexiest man alive.

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