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After tearing ligaments in his shoulder during football practice at the University of Miami, Johnson was benched for an entire season before it even began. The injury subsequently sent young Rock into a deep depression that lasted for months.
It wasn't until Johson was working out with his father, that he realized he needed to keep fighting. "You can't dwell on that. If you let yourself get stuck there, you're gonna stay stuck there. That thing, that voice in your head, that's fear. It's trying to make you doubt yourself, trying to steal your confidence. But you can't let it. You got to tune it out and keep going," Johnson's father told his son.
The episode then flashes forward to the real-life Johnson during an interview, who shares, "My dad was just letting me know that I wasn't alone, and that's what I want to share with your audience, Kenny, is that you're not alone. If you're going through it and you're struggling and you're depressed, you're not alone, and it's okay to ask for help. Asking for help isn't a weakness. Asking for help is actually our superpower."
Viewers loved the Rock's message about the strength in asking for help, and took to Twitter following Tuesday night's episode to praise both the Rock and the show. One person tweeted: "Idk if @TheRock will see this but tonight's episode of #YoungRock hit me like a ton of bricks. Extremely relatable. Depression ain't no joke...but neither are we."