- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson told WIRED that an old injury prevents him from having six-pack abs.
- The actor previously tore a muscle during a wrestling match that required emergency surgery.
- The surgery left him with “five and a half pack” abs, Johnson said.
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Despite his famous buff physique and massive musculature, he said an emergency surgery altered the shape of his abs.
“All these Instagram fitness models have these incredible six, eight, 12, 24-pack stomachs. I got like a five and a half pack, sometimes a four and a half pack,” Johnson said in the video.
Johnson and his “Jungle Cruise” costar, Emily Blunt, were answering the most searched Google inquiries about themselves, including the question, “What is wrong with The Rock’s abs?”
“That is so f—– up,” Johnson said, laughing, in response.
He explained that the appearance of his midriff is due to an old wrestling injury and the resulting surgery in 2013.
“I tore the top of my quad off my pelvis in a wrestling match,” Johnson said. “That caused a chain reaction and it tore my abdomen wall. I had to do a triple hernia emergency surgery…so they’re not like perfect abs.”
The Rock still keeps his stomach chiseled through careful nutrition, and weighs out his food when prepping for an important movie role. He’s also known for crushing intense workouts at his personal gym, which he calls the “Iron Paradise.” A typical workout routine for the star includes classic body building moves like cable pulls and dumbbell curls as well as compound movements like presses and weighted lunges, Men’s Journal previously reported.