Former WWE superstar Kamala was hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery, which put him on life support, but things are looking up for the Ugandan Giant.
PWInsider.com provided good news, updating that Kamala is off life support, is able to breathe on his own and ” has been awake and alert enough to understand his family and doctors.”
The WWE legend has battled numerous health issues throughout the past six years. He’s battled diabetes for over 20 years, and has had both his legs amputated below the knees. A campaign was also set up to help Kamala fund the finances.
Listed at 6-foot-7, 380 pounds during his wrestling career, Kamala joined the WWF in 1984 as it rose to power as the top wrestling promotion in the world. He also had a brief tenure with WCW in 1995, before returning to the WWE for a couple of brief stints in 2001 and 2004.
Though he never won a championship belt in the WWE, Kamala was one of the most lovable, gentle giant wrestlers of his era. Since retiring, Kamala has written an autobiography about his life, while also creating his own music having written over 100 songs.
But like many other former wrestlers, Kamala struggled both financially and health-wise. In a 2014 interview with Bleacher Report, Kamala said that he has to live off disability checks and also sells wooden chairs to make money.
At 67 years of age, Kamala obviously isn’t in the greatest health, but fans still weren’t ready to say goodbye. Thankfully, he was able to fight this life-threatening illness and will hopefully make a full recovery.
If there’s one thing you can learn from retired WWE superstars like Flair and Kamala, it’s that they’ll never go down without a fight—in or outside of the ring.
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