‘The Rock’ Says His Blood Is Made of Tequila and Hot Sauce After Home Gym Injury
This one isn’t for the faint of heart.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted an Instagram video on Monday revealing that he went a little too hard while working out in his home gym, aptly dubbed the "Iron Paradise." He wound up hitting himself in the face with some supremely heavy chains and needed to get stitched up to stop the bleeding.
"Alright, look. Sometimes — well, oftentimes — things get intense here in the Iron Paradise, but we ain’t playing tiddlywinks and we ain’t reciting nursery rhymes," Johnson stated matter-of-factly as a drop of blood found its way down the left side of his face. "You get lumped up every once in a while and things happen."
Possibly feeling a little vampiric this Halloween week, the 48-year-old actor and retired wrestler is then seen swiping a finger across his cheek and taste-testing his blood sample.
"That’s good. That’s real good," he confirmed before heading back to work with a smile.
In the video’s caption, Johnson goes on to explain that he was throwing around his 50-pound chains for a drop set when they accidentally came back at him and gave him a slice big enough to require stitches. He also said that his blood tastes like "Teremana [Tequila], calluses and BlaMoan (black and Samoan) Hot Sauce."
Aha, we finally have the recipe to The Rock’s success!
Jokes aside, Johnson went on to share a little mantra about staying tough and working hard in the gym: "Taste your blood, keep training and stitch up later — rules of the house."
In another recent post, he also encouraged fans to finish this unusual year with strength and positivity.
"I know you all feel the same way as this year has been such a kick in the gut," Johnson shared in the caption. "But I’m determined to ‘control the controllables’ and do all we can to finish this year on an optimistic note where ambition, positivity and productivity converge."
If you haven’t been able to get back to your local gym after these wild months of 2020, let The Rock’s uplifting and encouraging mantras be a sign that now is the perfect time to put together an at-home "Iron Paradise" of your own, albeit with some safety precautions when working with heavy weights. And, while your home gym probably won’t have 50-pound chains to smack you upside the head, Johnson’s mishap should serve as a reminder to take it easy as you ramp up your workout regimen, especially after some time away from the gym this year.
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