According to a story, the fattest man in the UK had to be hoisted from his house by cranes after being stuck inside for six years when his weight ballooned to 700 pounds.
In a rescue operation that took seven hours for more than 30 firefighters to complete, according to the Sun, Jason Holton, 30, was eventually brought to safety from his third-story apartment in Camberley, Surrey.
I had eaten to a point where I was unexpectedly unable to lift an inch, “said Horton, who blamed takeout distributed by a UK food app, JustEat, for losing $13,000 a year.”
I left myself to die and waited for the surrender of my spirit. I thought there was nothing left for me in life.
But Holton, who once went to New Jersey’s nine-week fat camp, soon called for help, heading into the mammoth procedure even though he was warned that he could not survive.
He told the Sun, I told my rescuers to go ahead, or else I would just end up dying inside my [apartment].
“It was incredible because it was the first time I had seen fresh air in six years,” he said of being lifted to safety from the window.
The only thing I recall is the breath of fresh air and the wind flowing through my body.
He was transported in a special ambulance to a hospital to be checked for lymphedema in his groin and thighs, a debilitating disease that induces water accumulation and swelling, the Sun said.
“I fear for him and I fear missing him,” his 52-year-old wife, Leisa, told the paper. “Doctors have said he won’t survive another five years. He’ll wind up with a heart attack.”
The UK paper said that Horton, who said he was once a “fat lad,” became the fattest man in Britain in 2015, after the death of a 33-year-old who weighed 910 pounds. He never worked and only had to depend on benefits from the government, he said.
He said, I think eating still gave me warmth, but it just got out of balance.
He is now asking the government of the UK to create legislation restricting the number of delivery meals that can be taken to each household through online providers.
If it wasn’t for apps that offer food, I would never have been as bad as I am now, he said.