Dwayne Johnson invites 7-year-old cancer patient to Baywatch film set

2016-03-04 20:00

Los Angeles - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has invited a terminally ill boy called Tater to meet him on the set of the new Baywatch movie.

The seven-year-old boy, who suffers from stage four cancer, got in touch with his WWE champ idol-turned-actor over Facebook with a handwritten letter saying why he wants to meet him.

And Dwayne, 43, responded to the youngster on Instagram.

He uploaded a photo collage of Tater with the message: "Tater! Guess what buddy? I'm coming to meet you!! I want you to be my special guest on our #BAYWATCH set in Savannah, GA. Everyone on set is excited to meet you... especially the pretty girls! Uh oh. Tater, not only am I super pumped to meet you, but I'm a big bald headed LUCKY DUDE to meet you as well. Big man you're way stronger than I'll ever be and you better get ready, because I hug like a bear! Can't wait to meet you Tater and your family big man! Stay strong! Your buddy ~ DJ

"PS: Your nickname 'Tater' is almost as cool as 'Rock'. Actually it's way cooler. (sic)"

Speaking of his idol in the heartfelt letter, Tater said: "I think you are strong, but I am very strong too. I've been struck by hundreds of needles, have had TONS of shots, gone through 8 surgeries, too many blood and platelet transfusions, lots and lots of chemo treatments, radiation therapy, tests, scans and 2 stem cell transplants. (sic)"

It was also revealed this week that David Hasslehoff, who starred in the long-running TV drama series as buff lifeguard Mitch Buchannon has now been persuaded by bosses to whip out his skimpy red shorts and reprise his role for the forthcoming blockbuster.

Dwayne, who will play a veteran lifeguard in the flick, announced the news on his Instagram when he uploaded a short clip of him video messaging the legendary actor on his phone.

Dwayne also shared two pics on his Instagram account showing him on the set of Baywatch with co-star Priyanka Chopra.

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