Jake “The Snake” Roberts, the 1980s-era WWE wrestler known for unleashing a real-life snake named Damien on his opponents after a win, is having a health crisis. PWInsider.com reports the Hall of Fame wrestler collapsed on a flight to Las Vegas after ignoring medical advice to see a doctor about a reported “double pneumonia” infection. The star is currently fading in and out of consciousness in intensive care, according to his friend and fellow WWE star Diamond Dallas Page.
Just spoke to @JakeSnakeDDT ‘s girlfriend, Jake is now conscious but still fading in and out. Please keep the prayers coming.
— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) August 28, 2014
The news has truly come at an unfortunate time for Roberts, who recently began turning his turbulent life around. He made his first WWE appearance after 17 years in January for a special episode of “Raw,” and later, the legend was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Roberts was on his way to Las Vegas to participate in a show being promoted by Sinn “Kizarny” Bodhi, PWInsider reports. Obviously, Roberts’s fans are wishing him well.
I was only into wrestling as a kid for a little while but Jake the Snake was on that list with Undertaker, Big Boss Man and Doink The Clown
— Lute The Great (@THEBDoherty) August 29, 2014
— BK (@Mr_Klein3) August 29, 2014
Terrible to hear about Joan Rivers, and Jake The Snake. My prayers are with both of them and their families. I hope for speedy recoveries!
— Brad Gilmore (@bradgilmore) August 28, 2014
Sending some positive vibes Jake “the Snake” Roberts who is rumored to be hospitalized with double pneumonia and possibly worse.Stay strong!
— Brian Heffron (@TheeBlueMeanie) August 28, 2014
(H/t: Bleacher Report)