During the WWE Chronicle released on the Network this week, Roman Reigns discussed a lot of the details surrounding the return of his leukemia.
When Roman Reigns revealed to the world that he was battling in leukemia, most of us assumed we wouldn't see him again for a long time. Four months later and he has won the battle and returned to the ring. Well, he will officially return to the ring this Sunday at Fastlane. Aside from it being leukemia, Reigns hasn't discussed much else about his illness, until now.
An edition of WWE Chronicle focused on Reigns and his illness was released on the WWE Network earlier this week. During the show, The Big Dog answers a lot of the questions fans have had about his leukemia. For starters, he revealed that he has CML leukemia, and it is treated using a pill. That's why he did not lose his hair and his appearance didn't change much since he didn't have to undergo traditional chemotherapy.
Reigns also went into a lot of detail about how he discovered that his leukemia had returned. The former WWE Champion was told at a live event that something was off with his blood test so was asked to take another. When he arrived at Raw the following Monday, medical staff wanted to see him immediately. They told him that his white blood cell count was elevated and considering his history, it was likely that his leukemia had returned.
While Reigns looks like he hasn't skipped a beat and needed to be incredibly strong to defeat leukemia for a second time, he was brutally honest about the period immediately after he relinquished the Universal Title. Reigns spent the first couple of months on his couch, unable to do anything while his wife took care of everything.
There was a time when those diagnosed with CML leukemia were given an average lifespan of three to seven years after being diagnosed. Thanks to the medication which Reigns discusses in more detail during Chronicle, that is no longer the case. While there is no cure, he sent it into remission eleven years ago and he has done it once again now. We are incredibly pleased for him and his family and cannot wait to see him return to the ring at Fastlane.