Jake Roberts, the WWE Hall of Famer aka Jake “The Snake” Roberts, during a recent interview on a podcast opened upon being admitted to a hospital when he was diagnosed with a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Jake Roberts was hospitalised back in October
During the interview, Jake Roberts said that could not stop coughing and had difficulties while breathing. Initially, it was thought to be COVID-19 but later it was found to be something worse- COPD, which he revealed to be a hereditary disease.
He said “I wish I could say it was COVID, but it’s not. What I’ve got is worse. It’s hereditary stuff, man. Not your happy camper stuff.”
Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts then talked about being a smoker his whole life has caused the present condition of his health worse. He said, “Of course, I’m an ignorant son of b–ch because I smoke cigarettes. I’m a dumb f–k. I plead to everyone, just don’t smoke and you’ll live a much happier life.”
The wrestling legend discussed further his health in detail, stating that he has trouble while speaking for a longer period of time and he has to carry this for the rest of his life.
The 65-year-old said, “When I don’t get the right amount of oxygen into my blood, if I talk for 20 seconds, I’m done. I can’t go anymore. This is going to be something I’ll have to work with [for the rest of my life].”
Jake Roberts who is currently signed with AEW, also thanked the company for caring about his health condition and praised them on how they dealt when Lance Archer was tested COVID-19 positive.
Roberts said, “They [AEW] actually care about us athletes and get us the help we need. They really cared for Lance [Archer] when he got the COVID. Sadly, I went down the very next night with this [lung disease].
Roberts and Lance Archer recently made a brief appearance in a backstage segment on AEW Full Gear pay-per-view on Saturday. The duo was off AEW TV for nearly a month.
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