• 06/12/2013 (10:59:59 pm)
  • Bob Mulrenin

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The Rock - Dwayne Johnson addresses prison inmates
13 June 2013

'Fast & Furious 6' star Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson posted a photograph on Twitter after he met with prison inmates and encouraged them to ''stay strong''.

Dwayne Johnson addresses prison inmates
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson tells prison inmates to ''stay strong''.

The 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' star posted a photo on his Twitter account yesterday (12.06.13) showing his meeting with inmates and wrote an inspirational message noting how he overcame his own spells in jail to become a success.

He said: ''I was arrested multiple x's [times] as a teen (fighting/stupid s**t) Said if I can make it, so can you. Stay strong #LockUp. (sic)''

The 41-year-old actor has spoken before about his past and has explained he didn't see the ''potential'' he had until years after his ''eight or nine'' teenage arrests.

He previously revealed: ''I got in trouble a lot when I was younger. By the time I was 16, I had been arrested eight or nine times for a variety of things, terrible things that I shouldn't have been doing.

''Much later in life, once I got out of college, I started to understand the power of seeing your potential and what that means.''

Dwayne's Hollywood friends have spoken of their admiration for the WWE superstar's work ethic, with his 'Fast & Furious 6' co-star Gina Carano commending his dedicating.

She recently admitted: ''His work ethic and his professionalism ... I have never seen a man work so hard.

''He was up at 3am working out, then going to set, being a lead/main character, doing so much output. I was like, 'When do you have time for yourself?' He's really like a Superman.''


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