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Wrestling Legend Kamala

I Got My Leg Amputated

11/14/2011 6:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Wrestling legend Kamala just posted a video message online from his hospital bed, claiming one of his legs has been surgically removed ... but the Ugandan Giant insists, "I'm blessed. I'm alive."

According to reports, the amputation was a medically necessary procedure due to complications from high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Kamala seems in good spirits in the video, saying, "I only lost my leg, not my life."

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1.

scott    

a wrestling legend!!! i wish him the best and a quick and speedy recovery!!!

1013 days ago
2.

jeff    

Get better big man, sorry to hear the news. But TNA is the only wrestling I'll watch today. At least Kamala traveled the world wrestling TO BECOME FAMOUS! He's a real celeb.

1013 days ago
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kim    

Wish you the VERY BEST...

1013 days ago
4.

the floyd    

this is what 70% of all americans will go through if they don't make changes in their diet's. most all american women are 50lbs, to 100lbs over weight!

copy!!!!

1013 days ago
5.

stu    

...& black

1013 days ago
6.

Grubby and Filthy    

Tragic news. I never knew the Ugandan Giant had sugar real bad.

1013 days ago
7.

Jackie    

Hmm...Now time to enjoy your life.

1013 days ago
8.

iggy    

Get better Big man. Sportitoruim in Dallas where some great days watching you as a kid. Good luck and feel better.

1013 days ago
9.

DetroitRocks    

get well soon. Me and my friends still talk about you from the years ago

1013 days ago
10.

bunny    

God bless him. Thank goodness he's still alive. The Legends must live on.

1013 days ago
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MP    

You only get one body, take good care of it. I saw a stat this morning that said down the road 10% of all Americans will have diabetes. I wish this man a speedy recovery, he seems to have a good attitude, which is beneficial.

1013 days ago
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Q.H.    

He's Kamala, he's "Sugar Bear", but more than anything he's James and we love him. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

1013 days ago
13.

Jim    

Holy Crap, what a shame. I bet he could still kick all the Von Erichs' asses.

1013 days ago
14.

Kaffee    

Hope he fully recovers. Should be a wake-up call to those out there--you know who you are.

1013 days ago
15.

randomnone    

Ohhh I didn't know Kamala was Ugandan. Used to watch him when I was so young. Wishing you the very very best. It sounds like diabetes.

1013 days ago
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