TMZ: Jake “The Snake” Roberts Reportedly Has Cancer, Requires Emergency Surgery to Remove Tumor

Nick Paglino

jake roberts has cancerTMZ.com is reporting that Jake "The Snake" Roberts, who will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year, has a cancerous tumor growing behind his knee, and he will require emergency surgery to remove the tumor so it doesn't further spread the cancer into his muscle.

According to the report, Roberts 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.

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