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Obese Mexican Man Removed from Home

Special equipment was needed to move the man, who hadn't left his bed for years
By The News · 16 of November 2016 08:24:52
Juan Pedro is taken care of by paramedics on arrival at hospital in Guadalajara, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, No available, photo: AP/Refugio Ruiz

A Mexican man who weighs about 1,100 pounds (500 kilos) and hadn’t left his bed in six years has been removed by medical personnel for treatment.

His doctor gave the 32-year-old man’s name only as Juan Pedro from the central city of Aguascalientes.

Gabriela Centeno, spokeswoman for the office of Dr. José Antonio Castaneda, said Tuesday the patient was taken to Guadalajara where blood samples were taken. She says he will remain in that city for several months receiving treatment.

Special equipment was needed to move the man, who hadn’t left his bed for years.

Mexican Manuel Uribe was once considered the world’s heaviest man, before he died in 2014 at age 48. Uribe’s peak weight of 1,230 pounds (560 kilograms) was certified in 2006 as a Guinness World Record.