The Rock sobs on The One Show as star thanks him for support over sons death

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson broke down in tears on The One Show when Rob Delaney thanked him for his support after his son died.

The pair appeared on Monday's (October 17) instalment of the hit BBC One chat show to talk about their upcoming work – including Rob's own memoirs about his son Henry who sadly passed away in 2018 aged two after battling a brain tumour.

Rob told viewers how when Henry died Dwayne had sent him a "sweet" message despite the fact they hadn't worked together yet.

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The pair went on to star in 2019 movie Hobbs and Shaw together after Dwayne had led the way with tributes on social media after Rob announced his bereavement.

At the time he tweeted: "Stay strong my friend. My ohana sends love and light to you and your ohana."

Speaking about the message Rob said: "He sent me a lovely tweet after Henry died, which he didn't have to do. That was very sweet and made me feel great."

Dwayne then struggled to hold back his emotions and appeared to wipe away a tear.

He then explained: "I have babies at home, all girls, 21, six and four. That story, hearing that rocked us in our household."

Rob responded: "Dwayne did a good template, he said Henry's name and said something sweet, and he just did it."

Henry was tragically diagnosed with a brain stem tumour shortly after his first birthday and had surgery to remove the mass.

Rob described how the operation had left him "seriously physically disabled but his frontal lobe wasn't affected so he was still very funny and mischievous.'

He then admitted that he had decided to write about his late son in his new book A Heart That Works as a way to help other parents who have lost a child.

He said: 'It's not courageous, it's just what other bereaved people did for me and my wife.

"If I can write a book that can reach someone in a suburb of Yorkshire who can't get to a London bereaved parents meeting, then I've gotta do it."

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Following his surgery, Henry was in intensive care for two months before being moved to a cancer ward where he received several months of chemotherapy.

After a 15-month stay in the hospital, he was allowed home, but his next scan revealed that the cancer had returned.

Henry passed away in January 2018 on his father's 41st birthday.

The One Show airs weekdays at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

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