Dwayne Johnson Says His Mom Is ‘OK’ After Late-Night Car Accident

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Dwayne Johnson expressed gratitude for his mother’s survival in a car accident.

The 50-year-old actor and former WWF icon posted a photo of a badly damaged red car to his Instagram account on Thursday. He claimed that his mother, Ata Johnson, 74, was in the car.

 

 

“Angels of mercy watched over my mom as she was in a car crash late last night,” Johnson wrote in the caption. “She’ll survive and continue to get evaluated.”

He added a few words of praise for his mother’s resilience: “This woman has survived lung cancer, tough marriage, head on collision with a drunk driver and attempted suicide. She’s a survivor, in ways that make angels and miracles real.”

Johnson did not give any specific details of the accident, but thanked first responders. “Thank you LAPD & LAFD for being so caring & focused,” he wrote. “Thanks for staying on phone and talking me thru it all.”

He concluded: “I got one parent left, so if you still got your mom and dad make sure you hug ’em hard, cos you never know when you’ll get that 3am call we never want to get.”

 

His post was reacted to by a number of celebrities from the sports and entertainment worlds, including Olympian Michael Phelps and Bond star Pierce Brosnan.

 

Johnson has previously spoken of his mother’s strength and has long shared sweet sentiments about her on social media. In honor of her 72nd birthday in October 2020, he paid tribute to “Mama Rock” with a heartfelt Instagram post.

 

“We go down this unpredictable road of life and we never know what’s around the corner – so we do our best to treat every day for what it is – a true blessing,” he wrote. “And no one epitomizes that philosophy more than my mom. She’s a survivor so every single day, she lives life to the fullest and is a shining beacon of love, joy and kindness.”

Johnson’s father, professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, died of a pulmonary embolism in 2020 at age 75.

 

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