Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been training harder than ever over the last year to pack on even more muscle to his already-hulking physique, in order to embody the DC character Black Adam in the upcoming movie. It was a lengthy, arduous process which the actor recently described as the hardest undertaking of his entire career, both physically and mentally.
But despite his superheroic gains and famous commitment to his training, even somebody as swole as The Rock is subject to criticisms and unsolicited opinions about his body. While doing press with WIRED for his new Disney movie Jungle Cruise with co-star Emily Blunt, Johnson answered a series of questions based on Google searches about him. One question read: “What’s wrong with The Rock’s abs?”
Johnson’s initial response was to say “That’s so fucked up,” and laugh it off. But he then went on to explain that his “four and a half pack” is the result of an injury he sustained in the ring back in his WWE days, which required emergency surgery.
“All these Instagram fitness models have these incredible six, eight, twelve, twenty-four pack stomachs… I got like a five and a half pack, sometimes a four and a half pack,” he said. “I tore, in a wrestling match, I tore the top of my quad off my pelvis. It went bang… And then what that did was it caused a chain reaction, and it tore my abdomen wall. So then I had to do triple-hernia emergency surgery of a tear, a tear, and a tear… So they’re not like perfect abs.”
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