Breaking News: Jake Roberts Says He Has Cancer, Undergoing Surgery This Week

Sad news to report today, 2014 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Jake Roberts has been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind his knee.

Roberts spoke to over the weekend and said that he noticed a tumor behind his knee last month. He got it tested and on Friday, doctors told him the tumor came back positive for cancer, and the cancer is slowly growing into his muscle tissue.

Jake is scheduled to go under the knife on Tuesday and still plans to wrestle for Jersey Championship Wrestling on March 14th. He told TMZ:

“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, Jake says nothing will stop him from getting to New Orleans for the ceremony.

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    That is really heart breaking !! I hope everything goes ok with JAKE THE SNAKE , man is a legend .

  • killer jump shot

    i Think Jake just gave a DDT on cancer

  • Elgwyn

    After all the positive things that happened in his life in the past years, Jake Roberts is now facing the toughest challenge that he has ever faced. If Jake managed to kick all the negativities in his life, I know he can withstand this trial. We wish you well, Jake.

  • 10YearOldBoy

    Jake Roberts my prayers are with you man.

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  • pwnez

    This is terrible news. After all he has been through he doesn’t deserve this.

    • Pozessed

      Eh, nobody does. However he deserves a whole lot more praise for as it seems, he has contentment in his life and a mindset that he can defeat it. I just hope he gets a role within WWE somehow though, also perhaps given treatment through them?

  • Mr. Honesty

    Jake’s a tough man. He’ll pull through. It’s just one more battle he’s gonna win

  • brad

    Jake the snake.

  • Ayatollah of rock N rolla

    Love the fact that he wants people to pray for the kids instead of him, Class act.

  • Phanto

    “Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease ’cause The Snake will be just fine.” He’s come along way, this statement alone has garnered him a lot of my respect. God bless, Jake.

  • Whatsupbb415

    Just when you start down a positive track this is what happens!

  • yrabadi

    Damn… Whatever. This does suck, but if Jake Roberts has proved anything over the past year it’s that he’s a man who can do anything he sets his mind to. If he says he’s gonna kick cancer’s ass, then I believe him. Go get em, Jake.

  • Sigma ?

    He will get through this like how he beat alcohol addiction. He is strong enough.

  • Callum

    this guy cant get a break

  • raVen

    gosh dang it Jake is a freaking LEGEND! look at that response. that’s an attitude that destroys cancers jabroni arse