Pointing to the significant toll COVID-19 has taken on communities of color, Rock told Gayle King in quotes released Wednesday ahead of the episode, “I am a Black man.
“I’m going to put it this way,” the 55-year-old funnyman who grew up in Brooklyn continued. “Do I take Tylenol when I get a headache? Yes. Do I know what’s in Tylenol? I don’t know what’s in Tylenol, Gayle. I just know my headache is gone. Do I know what’s in a Big Mac, Gayle? No, I just know it’s delicious.”
The “Grown Ups” star also spoke about increasing his therapy sessions to about seven hours weekly after coronavirus rattled the U.S.
“You have to tell the truth,” Rock said. “You have to go into therapy prepared to tell the worst part of yourself every week, you know?”
Asked what he’s learned about himself in therapy, he said:
“I learned that I could be very hard on myself. … I need to relax. And I need to listen, I need to take chances.”