WWE Veteran Jake 'The Snake' Roberts Hospitalised
Wrestling legend reportedly suffering from double pneumonia after passing out on plane...
Veteran WWE star Jake "The Snake" Roberts has been hospitalised after being taken ill on an aircraft suffering from double pneumonia.
The 59-year-old grappler was flying to Las Vegas when he was taken ill, passing out in his seat.
Just spoke to @JakeSnakeDDT 's girlfriend, Jake is now conscious but still fading in and out. Please keep the prayers coming.
— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) August 28, 2014
He apparently spent nearly 24 hours in a coma, and is now said to be in and out of consciousness.
His good friend and fellow former wrestler Diamond Dallas Page has been updating fans on Twitter, writing: "Just spoke to @JakeSnakeDDT 's girlfriend, Jake is now conscious but still fading in and out. Please keep the prayers coming."
Roberts made his big time debut in the 1980s and was famous for his pet python Damien, which he carried in a bag at matches.
The WWE Hall Of Fame-member is credited with inventing the DDT and had "feuds" with characters such as Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Honky Tonk Man and "Ravishing" Rick Rude.