Roman Reigns Clears Up Confusion Over Leukemia Treatment

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Roman Reigns has opened up about his battle with Leukemia.

During the WrestleMania Saturday main event, Pat McAfee on commentary claimed that Roman Reigns is still fighting leukemia. This sparked a great deal of speculation and concern for Reigns given his previous battles with the illness.

The star was first diagnosed with the condition back in 2007 and took time away from WWE from October 2018 until the following February, when it returned.

Speaking at the WrestleMania XL press conference, Reigns cleared up any confusion explaining that he’ll likely be on medication for the rest of his life, however, it doesn’t impact his ability to perform in the ring.

“I’m still on oral chemotherapy, it’s a medication that I’m going to have to remain on my entire life most likely. It’s just a part of my personal battle. It doesn’t affect me, thank God, I’m still able to perform. I think anybody in my position would say health is wealth. As long as I continue to perform, you already know that’s at bay. We’re good. We’re still in remission. It is something that is still part of my life,”

Paul Heyman recently revealed that Roman Reigns considered himself retired in 2020 when he took time off during the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time Reigns explained that due to being immunocompromised as a result of his previous leukemia diagnosis he was taking a break to keep himself and his family safe.

Roman Reigns Set For WWE Hiatus

No matter the result of his match against Cody Rhodes on WrestleMania XL Sunday, it’s been reported that Roman Reigns will be taking a break from the ring. The report suggested that Reigns won’t be back in action until the next event in Saudi Arabia at the end of May.

Prior to WrestleMania XL, Reigns had wrestled just 16 matches on television and Premium Live Events since beating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38.

H/t to Fightful