The BTS Army had a huge impact on John Cena’s journey of self-discovery.
On Monday (April 5), the wrestling superstar revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that fans of the K-Pop group inspired and encouraged the release of their two new self-help books, Be a work in progress and Do your best every day to do your best every day.
“I was going through a pretty tough time in my life, that was about four years ago, and I decided to go through a vulnerable time and post one of these empowering diary entries on Twitter,” Cena said. at DeGeneres.
“The very popular band, BTS, had just released an album titled, Love yourself. So I put out all these posts about self-love and I’m like, ‘It won’t be a good idea because this tall, larger than life, 16-time WWE Champion is now talking about vulnerability and the fact that you are enough and you shouldn’t be ashamed of who you are, ‘but it caught fire because of the BTS army,’ he explained. I was basically sending a similar message from the group. “
“These books exist because the military was brave enough – the BTS army – was brave enough to support my vulnerable moment and now it’s part of my daily routine,” he shared. “I really have to thank K Pop, I have to thank BTS for supporting me in a moment of weakness and making it a passion for me.”
Watch the full interview below.
The 43-year-old actor previously confessed his love for BTS on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon back in September.
“I got interested in their music, then I got interested in what the music represented,” he said. “They advocate self-love. They advocate not being afraid of failure. They argue that you are enough.”