What Dwayne Johnson Has Said About His Face Injury After Gym Accident

Dwayne Johnson, the former pro-wrestler known for his huge physique, has once again proven his commitment to the gym, even shedding his own blood in the midst of a workout.

The WWE star took to Instagram to share a cautionary tale from a gym accident that resulted in stitches but in typical The Rock fashion, didn't let some exercise-related bloodshed faze him.

Sharing a close up of his face with blood trickling down from his temple, Johnson used the opportunity to motivate his millions of followers.

"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," the 48-year-old said. "Alright, you get lumped up every once in a while and things happen."

Then, while tasting his own blood, Johnson adds: "That's good. That's real good. Back to work."

Johnson then explained what happened to him and joked that his blood tastes like hot sauce.

"We ain't playin' tiddlywinks and we ain't reciting nursery rhymes—it's called the #ironparadise for a reason and things get extremely intense," he wrote in the Instagram caption.

"Threw around my 50lb chains for a drop set—I got lumped up and need stitches," he explained.

The Fast and Furious star added: "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."

Clearly, Johnson is no stranger to tough workouts and intense wrestling matches and it's no wonder he is one of the most-followed people on Instagram in the world with dramatic posts like this.

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Dwayne Johnson arriving at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" in Los Angeles Getty Images/Kevin Winter

The dad-of-two surpassed 200 million followers on Instagram earlier this month is beaten only by two others in the world Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and pop star Ariana Grande.

Johnson marked the 200 million milestone with a special video posted to Instagram.

Dressed in black-tie attire, the 48-year-old thanked his fans and shared some life lessons, encouraging those who follow him to always "speak [their] truth."

"Always speak your truth," Johnson wrote. "And when you do speak your truth—do your best to speak with dignity, compassion, respect, poise and empathy. Even when the conversations get uncomfortable—when you approach with respect and care - on the other side of discomfort - is clarity and progress."

Johnson said it was speaking his own truth which earned him the 200 million followers.

He added: "And the result of speaking my truth is I was just informed, I've surged past and blown by 200 MILLION FOLLOWERS on Instagram and over 300 MILLION FOLLOWERS across all platforms—officially becoming the #1 followed man in America. The #1 followed American man in the world. And most importantly, the #1 daddy at home."