Recently, John Cena talked about how BTS’s music helped him love himself.
On Monday (April 5), wrestling superstar John Cena revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that fans of a Korean group have inspired and encouraged him to release two new self-help books “Be a Work in Progress” and “Do Your Best Every Day to Do Your Best Every Day”.
John Cena told DeGeneres: “I was going through a pretty down period of my life. It was about four years ago and I decided to just have a vulnerable moment and put one of those thought-provoking entries out on Twitter. And four years ago when I started this, a lot of them were about self-love because I was going through that down period where I didn’t consider myself enough”
He added: “Amazingly enough, talk about wonderful timing and just being ready for an opportunity, a very popular group, BTS, had just released an album called Love Yourself. So I put out all these messages about self-love. And I’m thinking this is not gonna be a good idea because this big, larger-than-life 16-time WWE champion is talking about vulnerability and you aren’t enough and you shouldn’t be ashamed of who you are.”
Thanking his stars and BTS Army, John said, “But it caught fire because of the BTS army. I was essentially sending a similar message as the band. These books exist because the BTS army was brave enough to support my vulnerable moment.”
“I got to thank BTS for supporting me in a moment of weakness and turning it into a passion of mine,” John Cena concluded.
This is not the first time that Cena has shown off his love for BTS. Back in 2018, Cena jokingly offered to step in as a bodyguard for the group once fans called for protection for BTS after their arrival at a Korean airport caused a frenzy with passionate admirers.
Then in September 2020, Cena gushed about BTS to Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show.
“I love what this band has done,” he said. “When I started to look at BTS and started to listen to their music, I was originally drawn because there are rappers in that crew. And they use their sick-a-boom beats and actually rap.”
“So I got interested in the music,” Cena added, “and then I got interested in what the music stood for. That’s why they are so popular around the world. One, they are great performers. But it’s the message they send it, it resonates with the people.