Personal life::Kamala (wrestler)


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Personal life Harris was married to Sheila Stover from 1974 to 2005. After the couple divorced, Harris married Melissa Guzman.<ref name=oww>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> As of 2007, Harris lives with his niece Ashley in Senatobia, Mississippi.<ref name=sings/>

Since 1993, he has been writing, performing, and producing his own music. He has written over 100 songs. Some of his songs discuss his frustration with the working conditions he experienced in the wrestling industry, most notably the low pay.<ref name=sings/> In an interview, Harris spoke about the payouts for SummerSlam 1992. He said he received $13,000 and heard his opponent, The Undertaker, had received $500,000.<ref name=slam/> Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer responded to this claim, saying: "I'm not saying he's lying, but that's hard to believe ... for there to be that big of a disparity wouldn't make any sense."<ref name=bleacher>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In July 1993, Harris was called away from a WWF tour after an Oakland, California show when his youngest sister and her stepdaughter were shot to death. The killer attempted suicide, but only severely disfigured himself. After his WWF release that August, Harris pushed for the man's arrest and conviction. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, and died in 2013.<ref>Piper's Pit, Episode 23, "King Kamala Speaks!"</ref>

On November 7, 2011, Harris had his left leg amputated below the knee due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes, a condition he has had since 1992, but not accepting dialysis treatment, forcing him to retire.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> In April 2012, his right leg was also amputated below the knee and a campaign was launched seeking donations to cover his financial needs.<ref>"'Ugandan Giant' Kamala To Have Foot Amputated", by Daniel Pena,</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }}</ref>

Harris told Bleacher Report in 2014 that he relies on a disability check, sells handmade wooden chairs, and recently wrote a book about his life.<ref name="WOHW Publishing"/><ref name=bleacher/><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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