During an interview with People.com, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns talked about the difficulties he faced when finding out about his leukemia diagnosis.
The 35-year-old said: “I felt like, why is this happening? I’m healthy, I’m an athlete. I was in the best years of my life, my prime as a young man and my girlfriend, who is now my wife, was pregnant with our first child. I had so much pressure and so much on my plate that it was hard for me to understand – it was mentally tough and emotionally draining.”
On supporting others in similar situations, he said: “I really just try to stress that we’re all in this together, that they’re not alone, though it can sometimes feel that way — especially being in the hospital at a time like this. By sharing my story, I think it’s a chance for them to see somebody who’s been through somewhat of a similar situation — someone who has been knocked down and had to pick themselves up — and reached victory on the other side.”
He was joined in the interview by Stephanie McMahon, to discuss Conner’s Cure. Read the full interview here.