Jake "The Snake" Roberts is going under the knife. 

The 58-year-old semi-retired professional wrestler who is best-known for his use of live snakes during his acts, will have surgery today (Feb. 24) to remove a cancerous growth behind his knee. Should all go well once they've examined and removed the muscular tumor, doctors expect Roberts to have a full recovery. 

"If the devil can't defeat me, cancer doesn't stand a chance in hell! Pray for sick children who face this horrible disease 'cause The Snake will be just fine," Roberts told TMZ.

After surgery, Roberts expects to be back in the ring as soon as March 14. He also says, cancer or not, nothing will stop him from attending his induction ceremony on April 5 into the WWE Hall of Fame. 

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Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts reveals cancer scare
Legendary professional wrestler says he will have surgery to remove a cancerous growth behind his knee.