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Dwayne Johnson saved mum's life

Dwayne Johnson saved mum's life

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson saved his mother's life.

The 43-year-old actor has revealed he stopped his mum Ata from committing suicide when he was 15 years old after she got into a blazing row with his father Rocky in Nashville.

He recalled: "She had a glazed look over her eyes that I had never seen before. She walks right into the middle of I-65, and continues to walk down into oncoming traffic.

"My heart stopped. I grabbed her and wrestled her over to the side of the road. I don't remember what I said to her.

"I remember she didn't say a thing. In that moment, one of the greatest lessons I've ever learned was how precious life is and how in an instant, it can all go away. [It] changed me."

The semi-retired professional wrestler has admitted the heartbreaking incident will plague him for the rest of his life.

He explained on 'Oprah's Master class': "I knew that my parents were going through some really, really tough times in terms of their marriage. I'll never forget it. It was probably about 1 o'clock in the afternoon. We were at a restaurant, the three of us, and they got into it. They got into a very big fight. Not physical, but just really loud arguing."