Dwayne Johnson touts surge in Instagram followers after his Biden endorsement: 'Always speak your truth'
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is advising fans to always "speak your truth" after he endorsed former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report OVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Poll: Majority back blanket student loan forgiveness MORE's White House bid.

The pro wrestler-turned-actor took to social media on Thursday to share what he described as "life lessons and incredible news."

"What a past few weeks this has been," the 48-year-old entertainer said in a video while sporting a tuxedo shirt and bowtie.

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"The life lesson I want to share with you guys is to always speak your truth," the "Jumanji" star said.

"Do your best to speak your truth with compassion, with a little bit of poise, with a little bit of dignity, with respect and with empathy."

Johnson didn't mention his Biden endorsement in his latest message, but his video came after he made headlines for delivering his first public political endorsement for the Democratic presidential nominee last month.

Johnson said he felt Biden and running mate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' Biden's plan for Central American kids is no substitute for asylum State Department bans Guatemalan lawmaker from entering US MORE (D-Calif.) were the "best choice to lead our country."

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh and Fox News host Mark LevinMark Reed LevinDemocrats, GOP face crowded primaries as party leaders lose control Boehner on Bachmann: Right-wing media made 'people who used to be fringe characters into powerful media stars' Boehner says he called Hannity 'a nut' during tense 2015 phone call MORE ripped Johnson for throwing his support behind Biden. Limbaugh said the performer "sold his soul to China," while Levin dubbed Johnson a "self-righteous egomaniac."

But Johnson appeared in a celebratory mood on Thursday, as he announced he had become the most-followed man in America on Instagram, with 200 million followers. He also said he was Instagram's most-followed American man in the world.

"Thank you for giving me the space to speak my truth," he said.

"Even when the conversations get uncomfortable — when you approach with respect and care — on the other side of discomfort — is clarity and progress."