According to Wrestling Inc., an American professional wrestling and WWE Legend is currently fighting for his life as words from his stepdaughter, Juanita James hit the media on Sunday that Kamala, “The Ugandan Giant” was hospitalized on Sunday for emergency surgery.
As of Monday, it was not known why Kamala had to have surgery in the first place, but things didn’t go so well for the 67-year-old former wrestler.
His stepdaughter Juanita James noted via Facebook post that friends and fans should join them in prayers.
In one post, she wrote Harris was on life support and his friend and fellow pro-wrestler, Koko B. Ware, was by his side.
“FB friends and family please [pray] for my stepfather aka Kamala James Harris [he] had emergency surgery this morning around 3am they didn’t think he would make it out of surgery but God,” she wrote. “He’s on life support. His buddy Coco B Wear is here[sic].”
In another Facebook post by Juanita James, she updated that the 67-year-old Mississippi native, who was born James Harris, was “looking good” and showing “signs of improvement” on Monday morning against the earlier post made on Sunday.
Kamala has been dealing with many health issues over the years and that includes having both of his legs amputated. Yes, that the beginning of the setbacks to his career. He underwent the amputation of his left leg in 2011 due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes, which he has had since 1992.
His right leg was amputated below the knee in April of 2012.
During his time in WWF/WWE, Kamala had some big-time feuds with Hulk Hogan and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. He was a huge star during the ’80s and ’90s, but has made random comebacks and appearances for WWE over the years.
“He was the kind of guy you had nightmares about,” Jim Ross, a longtime wrestling commentator, told Bleacher Report in 2014. “But out of the ring, you couldn’t find a more beautiful person.”