In an Instagram video, Dwayne Johnson opened up about losing his father, wrestler Rocky Johnson, while the two were in the midst of a major argument. The transcript of the video follows:
“I wish he was here one more time so I can say, ‘Hey, I love you, happy Father’s Day, thank you for raising me with the capacity you did have, even though at times it was complicated and at times we fought.’ But we don’t have that privilege, so it’s tricky.
“I got in the biggest fight with my old man during Christmas 2019, the biggest fight I ever got in with him in my life, his as well with me. We fought.
“We weren’t talking, or I wasn’t talking, and three weeks later he dropped dead, and that was it. I never had a chance to say goodbye and I never even had a chance to reconcile what we were going through. I got goosebumps right now.
“Do your best to reconcile because the alternative is something could happen and all of a sudden you’re writing the eulogy for your dad’s funeral, like I found myself. I woke up one day and he was gone, and I had to write that eulogy and deliver it. I don’t want that for you guys.
“If you have an opportunity, if your old man is around and you do have a shot to reconcile it. All our dads [who are] up in heaven are looking down on us now. Hopefully they’re proud of what they see.”