Gym habits are normal – using a certain machine first, bringing a favourite towel with you – but none are quite as strange as Dwayne Johnson peeing in water bottles. 

The Rock admitted to his odd little habit in an interview with Esquire, revealing that he uses a bottle as his bathroom so as not to interrupt his training.

Clearly anticipating how this news would be viewed by the general public, Johnson tried to explain why he does it. “Well, yeah, the headline is actually true; I do pee in my water bottles, but let me give context to that,” he said. “‘Cause everyone’s leaning in now to what this means. It’s not a water bottle that I’ve actually purchased solely for water that you wash and you clean when you’re done using it.

These are just bottles that I’m no longer using. And usually the gyms that I work out in don’t have a bathroom…There’s no bathroom there, it’s just hot, sweaty, and dirty. I usually stay pretty hydrated; I need to go to the bathroom a lot. Not a lot, but probably a couple of times during every workout I have to go to the bathroom. So, break out the bottle.”

Well there you have it. That’s not…so strange. People first became aware of Johnson’s habit back in 2017, when a bottle of urine was spotted in one of his Instagram videos. “I just realized you all just saw my big bottle of pee,” he said back then. “Look, I go hardcore when I train. I don’t have time to go to the bathroom. I find a bottle, I pee in it, and I keep training like a beast.”

Away from urine-related discussion, Johnson told Esquire that he would love to follow Daniel Craig and be the new James Bond. “I don’t want to be a villain,” he insisted. “You gotta be Bond.” His latest film, Red Notice, arrived on Netflix on November 12th.

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