Roman Reigns’ leukemia is in remission, but it is something that he dealt with for 11 years before his very public announcement. Now that Reigns is back on the road with WWE, he is in the public eye on a much more frequent basis. This has landed him in some awkward situations.
While speaking to The Undefeated, roman revealed how he has to deal with people on a daily basis see him first as a leukemia survivor. He said that it’s not something he ever wanted because he never wanted people to feel sorry for him.
“There’s still things I deal with on a day-to-day process,” Reigns said. “It’s still weird to meet strangers and they’re like, ‘How are you feeling?’ It’s like an immediate sympathy for me. That’s something I didn’t want, the part I don’t like, because I don’t want people to feel worried for me or feel sorry for me.
“It’s all coming out of a good place, but it’s one of those deals that I’m still struggling with, my health being so public and that’s the first thing people think or know about you.”
Roman Reigns is set to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania. After that he will be back on the road full-time once again. Hopefully, he will reach a point where people won’t look at him and feel sorry for him. He won’t stop championing for those who are still dealing with the tragedies of leukemia in the meantime.