As a reminder of his status as the coolest guy on the planet, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is currently cooking up a massive show for U.S troops on tours of duty overseas.
‘Rock The Troops’ will entertain those stationed abroad with a “grand scale music and entertainment event”, with the special to air on Spike TV on Veteran’s Day in 2016.
The San Andreas star and his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, have teamed up with Spike TV and Casey Patterson Entertainment for the original special.
The 43-year-old announced the news at Saturday night’s Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards, where he accepted the ‘Hero’ Award.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Johnson said:
It is so important to me to give back to the troops. I really want to create something special for our boys and girls who are overseas and hopefully we do such a good job that we can do it again and again. I have military in my family, some vets and two Navy SEALs. That was the genesis of that.
The idea was to create a show that was epic and big and that would entertain and honor our troops. I loved the idea and I am very serious about calling in favors and giving it a good deal of my energy and time. It is incredibly ambitious but we have a lot of resources to meet the ambition.
You get around these great men and women of the armed forces and you get instant perspective. I can have the life I have and the career I have because of what they do everyday. They ensure our way of life. We enjoy the freedoms we have because of the brave men and women who serve so the least we can do is give back. I anticipate a lot of my friends who are celebrities, in Hollywood, sports and music, to be a part of this epic event for our troops.
What a nice guy. The Rock really does know his role!