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Jake "The Snake" Roberts

I Have Cancer

2/23/2014 7:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0223-jake-the-snake-wwe-01Jake "The Snake" Roberts has a cancerous tumor behind his knee ... and the wrestler says it's slowly growing into his muscle -- so he needs emergency surgery to remove the growth.

Roberts tells TMZ ... he noticed a tumor behind his knee the size of a half dollar last month so he had it tested ... and on Friday doctors told him the test came back positive for cancer.

Jake says he's scheduled to go under the knife Tuesday morning ... and after a few weeks off -- he'll make his return to Jersey Championship Wrestling on March 14th -- cancer, or not.

Jake adds, "If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause The Snake will be just fine."

As for his upcoming induction into the WWE Hall of Fame ... the wrestler says nothing will stop him from getting to New Orleans for the ceremony.



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Jordan    

Lol who cares about this guy. He's just a body builder who can't wrestle sh*t since it's all fake. People should start watching real wrestling.

205 days ago
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Death2Fanboys    

You Beat Alcohol and drugs Jake. Cancer it's just a bigger opponent. DDT it's ass to the floor! GO JAKE GO!

205 days ago
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Bubbaboy14    

Best wishes to you... Speedy recovery we love you!

205 days ago
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Ant Fuller    

Best Wishes Jake, give cancer a DDT!!

205 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Terrible news. I wish you the best!

205 days ago
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pat kelly    

You gotta be a real idiot to watch
"wrassling"...and idolize schmucks, like Hulk Hogan, Jake the Snake, or any of those other losers! It's almost certainly steroid related, and probably benign....so, who cares? Get a life, "Wrassling" fans...not news!

205 days ago
22.

pat kelly    

What a JOKE...Jake the Snake has Cancer? Where? In the tiny Brain? No, behind his knee..Probably 'steroid related'. I don't watch "Wrassling", and I don't idolize morons like Hulk Hogan..or Jake the Snake..got better things to do w/ my life! Cancer, My AZZ! lol...

205 days ago
23.

scott    

Well wishes! One of my all time favorites!

205 days ago
24.

Ferndog68    

Your life has been one hell of a ride. Glad your doing better and this too shall pass

205 days ago
25.

elviss    

jake has always been an azzhole'
I do PRAY for the children but NOT YOU !!!!!!!!

205 days ago
26.

LR    

One of the greatest ...good luck Snake.

205 days ago
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mark    

don't you ever report important news or good charity works???????????

205 days ago
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Mia    

I grew up watching Jake "The Snake" Roberts when wrestling was Mid-South. My prayers are with him and his family.

205 days ago
29.

The Zombie    

After all he's overcome, now he has to deal with cancer? Life sure has a sick sense of humor.

205 days ago
30.

David    

I enjoyed watching Jake the Snake on tv and in person. He is 1 of my favorite wrestlers in the business. I want to wish him the best and hope he recovers quickly. He's a very classy person.

205 days ago
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