Beloved 33-Year-Old Athlete Reveals Devastating Cancer Diagnosis, Must Give Up Championship

October 23, 2018Oct 23, 2018

The troubling news was reported on Monday night that famous athlete Roman Reigns was given a devastating health diagnosis. The WWE star wrestler was diagnosed with leukemia.

33-year-old Reigns will have to step away from the ring while he focuses on healing. He appeared on an episode of “Raw” on Monday night to make the announcement.

Reigns talked about his past struggles with leukemia. The athlete was reportedly first diagnosed in 2008 at the young age of 22. Thankfully, he went into remission quickly.

Now, 11 years later, the disease has returned.

Reigns said, “I’ve been living with leukemia for 11 years, and unfortunately it’s back…I’m going to have to relinquish the Universal Championship."

WWE said, “Reigns is taking his battle with leukemia public in an effort to raise awareness and funds for research in order to advance cures for the disease.”

Several people took to social media to share their thoughts and prayers for Reigns:

Please be praying for Roman Reigns during this time. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, a major update was just given on the missing Wisconsin girl. Please keep that in your prayers as well.