Jake "The Snake" Roberts made a surprise appearance at Saturday night's Future Stars of Wrestling show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Roberts cut a promo in front of the live crowd and said he has cancer. He said if you can beat addiction, you can beat cancer. Roberts said he has great friends, a great support group and WWE has been very kind.
He said when he got sick on the airplane from Atlanta to Las Vegas, WWE got ahold of one of his children to take care of him. Roberts thanked WWE, Vince McMahon and Sinn Bohdi. He said Diamond Dallas Page saved his life and that DDP Yoga works. Roberts said he has faith in God above and the people that he has around him. He said no one dreams to be an addict and talked about how it's a mistake and ruins your life.
You can watch the promo at this link or embedded in the video below:
The last health update we had on Roberts, he was scheduled to be moved out of ICU by the weekend. That obviously happened but we noted that doctors were monitoring a mass on his brain and issues concerning his kidney function. In this promo, Roberts does not clarify the location of his cancer.
Earlier this year, he had a cancerous growth behind his knee that he had surgically removed. He stated in April he was cancer free but needed another surgery and was having scans done every three months to monitor his body.
Roberts was hospitalized on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 after a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas, in which he experienced chest tightness and trouble breathing. He was diagnosed with double pneumonia and had little functionality of his lungs. We've been providing multiple updates through Sinn Bodhi, who has been with Roberts since the beginning of the issues.
The only thing we can take away from this promo is that Roberts has cancer and is obviously out of the hospital. We'll wait for him to update further.