The One Thing The Rock Wants You to Stop Doing After He Caught COVID

The massively popular movie star has tough words after recovering from the coronavirus.

The long arm of the coronavirus has grabbed many celebrities, but news that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had contracted COVID-19? That was still shocking to hear. When he revealed the news on Instagram on Sept. 2, people couldn't believe the very picture of fitness, strength, and health could suffer any medical malady, COVID included. The wrestler-turned-actor, along with his wife and two young daughters, said he caught the virus from some close family friends who were asymptomatic. And after coming out the other side, The Rock posted a message to his fans with one particular piece of advice on limiting the spread of COVID: avoid gatherings.

"We were on lockdown since March with all of you guys too, as well. We have been disciplined. We've quarantined, we've isolated. I have not worked. … But, like a lot of you guys out there, having your friends over, having your family members over, your loved ones—of course you want that because you want that connection," The Rock said in his 11-minute Instagram video. "You want to be with the people who you love and who you care about and who you have a good time with. My takeaway here isn't necessarily, 'Keep them away.' I'm not saying that. But what I am saying is, now, apply an even greater discipline to having people over to your house."

Speaking from experience, The Rock said, "Believe me, I was disciplined, strict, and stringent before, but now, this household… there's gonna be new rules that I'm implementing and I pass this on to you guys: If you guys have family and friends over to your house… they've been quarantining just like you guys, you still never know. You never know," he concluded.

"Have them tested … and if they test positive, you stay away," he added. "Those are some of the things that we're gonna be doing, again, because you never know."

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After that advice, The Rock also urged people to wear masks. Despite the controversy surrounding face coverings in America, he said, "It baffles me that some people out there, including some politicians, will take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda."

"It has nothing to do with politics," he concluded. "Wear your mask. It is a fact and it's the right to do. It's the responsible thing to do." And if you want to know which mask to avoid, check out This Face Covering Is Actually Worse Than No Mask at All, Study Finds.

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