Roman Reigns: Leukemia Feels Like A Death Sentence

Roman Reigns continues to open up about his battle with leukemia.

It's been a whirlwind six months for Roman Reigns, who announced in October that his leukemia had returned and he would need to take time off from WWE. Reigns returned to WWE in February and had his first official match back at WWE Fastlane in March. At WrestleMania 35 earlier this month, Reigns had his first singles bout, defeating Drew McIntyre at the biggest show of the year.

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Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Reigns discussed how he felt when he found out he was diagnosed with leukemia.

"Leukemia feels like a death sentence," Reigns says. "That's how I felt when I was first diagnosed 11 years ago. This time, knowing what I'd been through, I immediately felt frightened and alone. I heard that word, leukemia, again. As a father, husband and provider, I was terrified."

Reigns went on to say that the support of the fans is what saved his life and that the struggle brought everyone together.

"We're all fighting some battle," he stated. "Someone is out there connecting with you during your fight, even if you don't realize it. If my story can somehow inspire someone to push another hour, or go through another treatment, then everything I went through was all worth it."

While Reigns is not back in the company on a full-time schedule, he is scheduled to compete at a live event this Sunday. He will team with Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins in what is being billed as "The Shield' Final Chapter."

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