Dwayne Johnson, actor and former wrestler known as Rock, announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he and his family had recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
Mr Johnson, 48, said they were infected about two and a half weeks ago, by “very close friends of the family”. He called it “one of the most difficult and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family”, but added that he and his family were now “on the other end of the phone” and were healthy and no longer contagious.
While symptoms were mild for his youngest daughters, Jasmine and Tiana, Mr Johnson said he and his wife had had a ‘bad patch’ with the virus.
Mr Johnson also urged people to wear masks.
“It puzzles me that some people – including some politicians – take this idea of wearing masks and make it part of a political agenda,” he said.