Kamala in the ring - (File photo) WWE/youtube

WWE legend Kamala is fighting for his life following an emergency surgery. The Ugandan Giant has been placed on life support at a hospital in Oxford, Mississippi.

Speaking of the wrestler's surgery, his stepdaughter Juanita James said doctors were unsure whether the WWE star would survive the medical procedure, which was undertaken at 3:30 am on Sunday, 19 November.

"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 on Facebook. "He's on life support. His buddy Coco B Wear is here [sic]."

On Monday, Juanita said that the 67-year-old was "showing signs of improvement."

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

As of now, it is not known for what the wrestler had the surgery.

Kamala has had numerous health issues over the years, with the wrestler forced to get his left leg amputated in 2011 due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes, which he suffered from since 1992. The following year his right leg was also amputated due to the disease.

Kamala made his WWE (then known as the WWF) debut in 1984 as a heel. He fought against André the Giant several times, losing twice in a steel cage match. He briefly left the promotion only to return in 1986 for a second stint that saw him fight battles with the likes of Hulk Hogan and Jake 'the Snake' Roberts. He also teamed up with Wild Samoan Sika and was managed by Mr Fuji before leaving the WWF in late 1987.

After a few years of fighting in the independent circuit, Kamala made his return to the WWE ring in 2001 and went on to make a few in-ring appearances till 2006.