UPDATE on Jake “The Snake” Roberts’s condition
UPDATE AUGUST 30, 2014:
Kyle P. Magee, Esq., the manager and lawyer of professional wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts says doctors found an “abnormality” in his brain during treatment for pneumonia, according to a letter written to Bill Apter of 1Wrestling.com.
Roberts was hospitalized after falling ill on a flight to Las Vegas, where he was scheduled to perform, according to the letter by Kyle P. Magee.
During treatment, Magee said Roberts’ doctors discovered the brain condition, which is initially thought to be a result of bumps taken over Roberts’ long career.
Magee denied initial reports that Roberts lost consciousness on the flight.”He was alert and awake while notifying the flight attendants of his pain and shortness of breath. Jake was induced to a ‘coma-like’ state in order to effectively treat the pneumonia,” Magee wrote.
“Drugs or alcohol have no bearing on this event despite the Internet rumors,” he added.
Courtesy of usatoday.com:
WWE legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts has been hospitalized and is in intensive care after being diagnosed with double pneumonia, WrestlingInc.com reported Thursday.
A hospital spokeswoman in Las Vegas confirmed to USA TODAY Sports that Roberts was admitted.
According to the WrestlingInc.com, Roberts flew Wednesday to Las Vegas to appear in a show promoted by Sinn Bodhi, and became unconscious on the plane.
Roberts was in a coma that lasted nearly 24 hours but was out of it as of Thursday night, according to the website.
We wish him a speedy recovery!