The A-lister, whose movies earned more than $1 billion last year, talks about his struggles with depression three times in his life in an upcoming issue of the Hollywood Reporter.
Johnson, 42, says he first hit a low point at age 18, while facing injuries at the University of Miami, where he attended on a football scholarship: “I didn't want to do a thing, I didn't want to go anywhere. I was crying constantly.”
Later, he hit rock bottom when he was cut from a team on the Canadian Football League, a time his calls his “absolute worst.”
Although he made it in wrestling and acting – now he is working on the films "Fast & Furious 7" and "San Andreas” – his 2008 divorce from Dany Garcia brought more depression. He says, “Failing at marriage and as a husband was a heavy thing, and divorce had that special way of knocking me on my ass."
The movie "Hercules" is slated for release on July 25.
Horace Silver, influential jazz pianist, composer and band leader, has died at age 85
San Francisco Opera’s David Gockley and Nicola Luisotti and KDFC President Bill Lueth ask voters to visit www.kdfc.com to help select the singer for the National Anthem at San Francisco Opera’s AT&T Park broadcast of “La Triavata” on July 5
San Francisco’s Serchmaa Byamba's Contortion Girls are slated to appear on “America’s Got Talent” at 9 p.m. Sunday.
Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse ("Superbad") is 25.
Singer Grace Potter is 31.
Singer Amos Lee is 37.
Actress Nicole Kidman (“The Hours”) is 47.
Actor John Goodman (“Roseanne”) is 62.
Singer Lionel Richie is 65.
Singer Anne Murray is 69
Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 72.
Actor John Mahoney (“Frasier”) is 74.
Actor Danny Aiello (“Do The Right Thing”) is 81.
Actress Olympia Dukakis ( “Moonstruck”) is 83.
Actor Martin Landau (“Ed Wood”) is 86.