“His situation could’ve gone another way. He knows that, we know that,” Johnson, 47, said during their Jumanji: Next Level press tour. “When I heard the news, my heart stopped and I lost my breath. Kevin’s one of the good ones, he’s a good egg. So I’m really proud of not only his ability to overcome, but we’re here, we’re in Cabo, we made Jumanji. Life is good. I’m happy that he’s here.”
“We hugged, we had a real strong conversation when he finally came back, face to face, about what this meant and how it had changed him,” Johnson continued. “It’s almost as if life and the universe takes this shade and lifts it from your eyes and you view the world a different way. It’s really beautiful.”
Pictured: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart joining co-stars Jack Black and Karen Gillan, as well as director Jake Kasdan at the press junket for Jumanji: Next Level at Hotel Adlon on Wednesday (December 4) in Berlin, Germany.