Jake “the Snake” Roberts Hospitalized

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Legendary wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts has been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital in intensive care with double pneumonia.

Roberts was in a coma for 24 hours on Wednesday but has regained consciousness.


Roberts had battled substance abuse problems but had turned his life around in recent months thanks to his association with onetime protege Diamond Dallas Page. Roberts moved into Page’s suburban Atlanta home in 2013 and began a rigorous detoxification treatment that Roberts credited with saving his life.

Roberts is a recently-inducted member of the WWE’s Hall of Fame.