Wrestling Legend Kamala On Life Support: Reports

November 22, 2017 Updated: November 23, 2017

Kamala, “The Ugandan Giant” who wrestled in the WWE, is on life support, according to People magazine.

Born James Harris, the 67-year-old Mississippi native was hospitalized Sunday for emergency surgery, the report said. His stepdaughter, Juanita James, took to Facebook and posted about his condition.


“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 [sic] is here.” She was referring to fellow pro wrestler pro-wrestler, Koko B. Ware.

Why the wrestler needed surgery isn’t clear.

“A lot of people has asked me for updates on James Harris status the Doctor said he’s looking good this morning,” his stepdaughter wrote on Facebook. “He’s still on Life support but he’s showing signs of improvement.”

In the 1980s and 1990s, Harris played Kamala “The Ugandan Giant,” a cannibalistic headhunter from the African jungles. He would usually pretend not to speak English.

“He was the kind of guy you had nightmares about,” Jim Ross, a former wrestling commentator, told Bleacher Report in 2014. “But out of the ring, you couldn’t find a more beautiful person.”

According to the report three years ago, doctors were forced to amputate Harris’s left leg due to diabetes.

“I’m never going to walk again,” Harris told Bleacher Report. “It’s just something I have to accept.”


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