Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, has recently shared an Instagram video to reveal his facial injury that he picked up during a workout.
The 48-year-old actor said, “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. You get lumped up every once in a while and things happen.”
In the video clip he shared, some blood ran down one side of his face. What did he do? Did he clean himself up? No, instead, he used his finger to wipe away some blood, stuck the finger in his mouth, and licked it.
And then he said, “That’s good. That’s real good. Back to work.”
Johnson explained the cause of his facial injury in the caption, writing, “Threw around my 50 lb chains for a drop set—I got lumped up and need stitches. Taste your blood, keep training and stitch up later—rules of the house. And I can confirm my blood tastes like Teremana, calluses, and BlaMoan (black and samoan) Hot Sauce.”
He added, “Have a productive week, my friends. Keep it light and a lil’ fun, but get after it like a MF.”
Earlier this year, Johnson and his family tested positive for COVID-19. In September, he posted a video posted on Instagram, describing the COVID diagnosis as “one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family.”
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Derek Ochiai told Health, “Check that you’re in the clear by putting your arms up and out to the sides and doing a 360-degree spin,” to prevent injuries during a workout.
“If you try to get too ambitious and start a workout routine that you think will push you a lot and then do that for a few days in a row, you could get overuse injuries, then you’ll likely stop and won’t do it again,” Dr. Ochiai added. The article originally appeared on Health.