WATCH: The Rock’s inspirational message to GC Sun recruits ill brother

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has sent an inspiring video message to the ill brother of Gold Coast Suns recruit Pearce Hanley.

The personal message, which has been viewed nearly 1 million times, was posted to Johnson’s official Instagram account on Friday.

“This one’s for my buddy Tommy Hanley. Just found out he’s a huge fan, 15yrs old, living in Ireland and battling stage 4 cancer,” Johnson said.


“I’ve never met you, but I already know so much about you and can tell you’re an awesome, honorable and strong young man.

“Make sure you eat up dude and get your rest. Those two things are gonna help you stay strong during this fight.

“Stay being the coolest kid and always keep in mind how much you inspire all your family and friends – including me.

“We’re all pulling for you Tommy! Stay strong and Merry Christmas to you and your family ~ Uncle Rock aka Dwanta Claus.”


Hanley replied to the video in a post on his Facebook page.

“This is so incredible and cannot thank The Rock enough and to Andrias for organising.. With inspiration like this couldn’t be more confident in my little bro fighting the fight.. Cannot wait to see you in a few days Tommy boy.. Love ya,” he wrote.

The 28-year-old AFL star has been given leave by the Suns to visit his family in Ireland.