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

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A WWE legend and soon-to-be Hall of Famer has announced that he has cancer. Jake "The Snake" Roberts has revealed that he has a cancerous tumor behind his knee, according to TMZ on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.

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Roberts has said that the cancerous tumor is slowly growing into his muscle and he needs emergency surgery to have it removed.

Sometime back in January, Jake the Snake said he noticed the tumor behind his knee and at the time, it was about half-dollar size. After finding it, Roberts had it tested and he was just told on Friday that the results came back positive for cancer.

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Surgery is currently scheduled for Tuesday morning and he's going to take a few weeks off after that before returning on Mar. 14, 2014, to Jersey Championship Wrestling. He's due to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before "WrestleMania XXX."

Jake the Snake said:

Jake adds, "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."

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He has no plans of letting anything, even cancer, stop him from being in New Orleans for his induction ceremony on Feb. 5, 2014.

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