WWE champion Roman Reigns is battling leukemia and has relinquished the Universal Championship.
The 33-year-old delivered the shock news to Monday Night Raw - with the crowd visibly moved by his emotional speech.
Reigns, real name Joe Anoa'i, told Raw that he has suffered a relapse after battling the illness for 11 years.
Reigns said: "I've been living with leukaemia for 11 years, and unfortunately it's back... I'm going to have to relinquish the Universal Championship."
Reigns, a father of three, opened up the show to declare he must relinquish his Universal title and take time away from the ring.
in an emotional speech, Reigns declared: "I feel like I owe everyone an apology.
"For months, maybe even a whole year, I've come out here as Roman Reigns and said I'd come out here every week, that I'd be a fighting champion, that I was going to be consistent, that I was going to be a workhorse - but that's all lies.
for the last few months ive learnt a lot about leukemia, this decease is a killer.