WWE: Jake 'The Snake' Roberts has cancer, needs emergency surgery

Some troubling news to report out of the ‘wrestling’ word as iconic WWE star Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts has cancer and will need immediate emergency surgery to remove the growth.

According to TMZ, the growth has made its way into Roberts muscle and needs to be removed before any further damage takes place.

Jake 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.

The wrestler is scheduled to undergo the emergency surgery on Tuesday morning where he’ll then take a few weeks off to recover. He plans to make his return to Jersey Championship Wrestling on March 14th.

Jake is scheduled to be inducted to the WWE’s Hall of Fame in the near future, but says nothing is going to stop him from attending – cancer or not.

Our best wishes on a speedy recovery!

You can keep up with Jake and his progress on his Twitter account.

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