Jake “The Snake” Roberts: I Have Cancer

Posted Monday February 24, 2014 12:43 PM GMT

He’s best known for slaying opponents in the ‘squared circle’ and now Jake "The Snake" Roberts will face off against cancer.

The WWE hunk found a silver dollar-sized tumor on the back of his knee and is slated for surgery on Tuesday (February 25), though he’s confident he’ll beat the disease.

Jake 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."

Last year, Roberts confessed he’d struggled with drug addiction for years but was finally sober. "I don't have anything to block the pain, the aggravation, the depression. I'm forced to think about the wreckage and carnage I need to rectify. But my children want to see me and be part of my life. I'm welcome in their homes. And now, they tell me they're proud of me, not disappointed."

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