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Dwayne Johnson Reflects on His Cousin Roman Reigns’ Leukemia Battle

Dwayne Johnson is wrapping up the filming of his latest movie, Hobbs and Shaw, but managed to make some time to talk about his cousin and co-star in the movie Roman Reigns and his health struggle.

Reigns was cast for Hobbs and Shaw last year, after his leukemia went into the reemission and he is back living his life.
“I’m back to 100% in the ring,” Reigns said. “Life is good. I’m very blessed.”

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“It was a very scary time for him and his family,” Johnson, added. “[For] his wife and his kids and all of us, and for him to come back strong [is great.]”

WWE star and actor, Reigns said that he is having lots of fun on the set, filming the movie in Hawaii. Johnston and Reigns also share a passion for football and have a friendly rivalry going on. Asked who is a better player, Reigns was quick to respond:
“I love you bro, but [it’s] me!” he said, raising his hand.

Johnston took the opportunity to showcase his truck from the movie he is very proud off. He also talked about hiring his family members for his films.

“When we had the opportunity to showcase my Samoan culture, I thought, ‘Well let me go get my real blood,’” he explained. “And, I went out and got Roman Reigns, but he had to earn the part. He sent his audition tape in like everybody else. And once he sent it in, I went, ‘Okay good, he doesn’t suck! I think he has potential.’”
“We cast him and he pops in the movie,” Johnson added. “It’s a very personal movie to me for many, many reasons but the idea that I could bring in my own family and go back to Samoa … it’s crazy.”

Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ Reached Out to WWE’s Roman Reigns When He Heard That He Went into Remission

We all know that Dwayne Johnson is a sweetheart. And he proved that to us once again when he reached out to Roman Reigns when he heard that he went into remission.

Roman Reigns announced earlier this week that he has good news, his cancer had gone into remission. He posted on his social ‘We hit a home run’ and ‘The good news is, I’m in remission Y’all!’.

The Rock also wrote on his Twitter: ‘His Leukemia’s in remission!’ Roman is Dwayne’s cousin and he also said about him that his strength in this battle inspired their whole family, as well as millions around the world. He also shared that he can’t wait for him to return to the ring. He said that he watched the announcement video over and over again and that he is so happy for him and his family.

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It’s been 10 years after the initial diagnosis of Roman Reigns leukemia. But only in October, he was forced to give up his WWE Universal Championship because his leukemia had returned. He tearfully went to the ring to announce the crowd that he can’t fulfill his role and that he now must fight that awful disease.

 

But now that he is in remission, we can’t wait to see what he does next and we are also so happy that he is on a path of recovery.