World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Roman Reigns is now back in the roster and is actively making appearances after having recovered from Leukemia. However, the road to full fitness was not a successful one for the wrestler. In a recent interview, he revealed that he had a harrowing experience during the ailment and felt like he was isolated on an island.
“It’s OK to lean on people, it’s OK to accept that support. For the longest time, I felt like I was on an island. I felt very insecure and I didn’t know how everyone would react. Especially being a public figure, a performer, I never wanted anyone to think that I was trying to make this benefit my performance or my career. I just felt—I wanted people to respect me for the work that I put in and the performer that I am,” Roman told ESPN as per WrestleZone.
“Sometimes life throws a wrench at you and it’s not exactly how you planned, and it put me at a crossroads where I had to figure out if I wanted to continue to keep this secret of mine or if I was able to tell my story and be able to connect with those who might be able to lean on it and use it as an inspiration,” the WWE superstar added.
WWE fans suffered a huge shock when Reigns made a heart-breaking revelation about his deteriorating health condition due to his long battle with leukemia. He made an official statement about his illness during the live telecast of the WWE’s RAW event in October 2018. He has also forced to give up his championship belt after not being able to compete further at the big stage in world wrestling and entertainment.
Leukemia is cancer which starts in blood-forming tissue, usually the bone marrow. It leads to the over-production of abnormal white blood cells, the part of the immune system which defends the body against infection.