Jake Roberts the former troubled WWE legend opened up about his prior use of steroids, during the 1980s professional wrestling drug boom on the most recent episode of Jake Roberts’ “Snake Pit” podcast.
Jake Roberts On the temptation of using steroids to keep up with other stars:
“Of course it did, and I did. I went on it for a short period, especially after my neck surgery cause I wanted to heal quicker, but in the WWF at the time we were working so hard, seven days a week, twice on Saturday, twice on Sunday. You needed a little bit of steroids to help with the healing process. Now some guys took that and went completely off the charts with it, but that was their choice and you know, so many of those guys are gone now and I’m sure that had something to do with it, whether that was Randy [Savage] or The Road Warriors or Mr. Perfect, right on down the line, man.”
On the health issues that heavy steroid users face later in life:
“You see these guys before and after that stuff and it just blows your mind, you can’t believe it’s the same person.”
Jake Roberts Health Update
“Off oxygen for good!! Standing tall doing great. At AEW AGAIN!! Sweet life I’m living!!” Roberts wrote on Twitter.
Roberts revealed on a podcast in November 2020 that he has been diagnosed with the condition.
“I don’t get the right amount of oxygen into my blood and that’s not good. I don’t know how much it’s going to limit me and my future. We’re testing it today for the first time to try to go do something. I know that without the oxygen if I talk for about 20 seconds, I’m done. I can’t go anymore. It just is not there. So this is going to be something that I’m gonna have to work with,” he said of his condition.