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Jake "The Snake" Roberts

I Have Cancer

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

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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It should be Kevin Matthews instead.

208 days ago

Sandy Beaches    

He needs a dog. He would've gotten a much earlier warning when the dog started sniffing & scratching at that site. Or so I've read.

208 days ago


sad hearing about jake remember he was the man back in the day hope he recovers soon

208 days ago
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