WWE performer Roman Reigns revealed his secret 12-year battle with leukemia live on television during Monday Night Raw.

The 33-year-old WWE Universal Champion - real name Leati Joseph Anoaʻi - shocked fans as he said that he will be unable to compete until further notice.

As he holds the current top title in the company, he also was forced to relinquish the 10-pound gold belt in front of the thousands in attendance and millions watching on television.

He was fighting back tears as he said: 'My real name is Joe. And I've been living with leukemia for 11 years. And unfortunately, it's back.
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'And because the leukemia is back, I cannot fulfill that role. I can't be that fighting champion, and I'm going to have to relinquish the WWE Universal Championship.'