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The Rock Tastes His Own Blood During Video Following Gym Accident

The Rock Tastes His Own Blood During Video Following Gym Accident

Things got intense in the Iron Paradise...

Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd

The Rock has taken to Instagram to show off his new injury - before wiping the blood from the side of his eye and having a taste. Erm, nice:

So things got a little intense inside Dwayne Johnson's homemade gym - which is called the Iron Paradise - but his mantra is to 'taste your blood, keep training and stitch up later'.

The 48-year-old wrestler-turned-actor took to social media to update his 201 million followers (yes, 201 MILLION) on his latest escapade.

He explained: "Alright look, sometimes - well, often times - things get intense here in the Iron Paradise, but we ain't playing tiddlywinks and we ain't reciting nursery rhymes."

Blimey, we thought playing tiddlywinks is how he got those arms.


He continued: "Alright, you get lumped up every once a while and things happen."

Then, after licking his own blood from his face, he added: "That's good. That's real good. Back to work."

He gave a little more context to what he had done in the caption of the video - explaining that he threw around his 50lb chains for a 'drop set'.

As well as telling fans that he needed stitches, he also encouraged people to 'have a productive week, keep it light and a lil' fun, but get after it like a MF'. We're trying, Dwayne, we really are.


People commented on his video with praise - of course they did, he's The Rock. One said: "Absolute BEAST MODE! #NoExcuses," while another added: "That wasn't even weird cuz its the rock."

A third resonated with him, saying: "Been there, done that. If you ain't bleeding you ain't working." But another was less quick to sympathise, writing: "I would have passed out cold if I ever got cut like that."

Just last month, Johnson lived up to his rep by ripping an electric gate clean off a wall after getting stuck behind it, due to a power outage.

Not wanting to leave a production team waiting for him (what a LAD), he pulled the broken gate off a brick wall on 18 September.

He then took to Instagram to share his handiwork, writing on Instagram: "Not my finest hour, but a man's gotta go to work. We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open.


"I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out - but this time it wouldn't.

"Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn't have 45min to wait. By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day.

"So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Tore it out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass.

"My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later - and they were apparently 'in disbelief and equally scared'."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@therock

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson