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AEW’s Jake “The Snake” Roberts dealing with serious health issues

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If you had noticed that Jake “The Snake” Roberts hasn’t been on AEW television with Lance Archer, it’s because of an unfortunate reason.

Longtime wrestling insider Dave Meltzer reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Roberts is dealing with undisclosed health issues. Meltzer noted that while Roberts made a public appearance, Roberts was in a wheelchair and had oxygen hooked up to him.

Last year, the WWE Hall of Famer announced that he was battling COPD, which is a lung disease that obstructs airflow from the lungs.

The 66-year-old Roberts’ health issues have been well-documented, as he has battled and overcome drug and alcohol addictions over the years. Diamond Dallas Page has been credited to saving Roberts life when he was in a dark place.

Roberts made his official debut for AEW in March of 2020 and would be the manager for Lance Archer.

Roberts had signed a two-year contract extension with AEW back in July.

With the COPD, it makes talking hard for Roberts, as he can’t talk for more than 20 seconds without needing the oxygen. It explains why Roberts hasn’t been on AEW programming in several months.

We at Pro Sports Extra wish Jake “The Snake” Roberts a speedy recovery and hope he gets back to the ring soon.

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