Legendary wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts has been admitted to a Las Vegas hospital in intensive care with double pneumonia, according to reports.
Roberts was en route to Las Vegas for a promotion on Wednesday and lapsed into unconsciousness, according to WrestlingInc.com. Roberts was in a coma for 24 hours but has regained consciousness.
Fellow wrestler Sinn Bodhi had invited Roberts to the event, and has posted updates on his Twitter feed:
With @JakeSnakeDDT at hospital, he’s more worried about disappointing fans then getting better! We told him 2 shut up &beat this phnemonia!
— Sinn Bodhi – Kizarny (@SiNNbODHi) August 29, 2014
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.
Page gave his own update on Twitter:
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
Roberts is a recently-inducted member of the WWE’s Hall of Fame.