The World's New Fattest Man (980 Pounds/440 Kilograms)

His mother had to mortgage her house to pay for his food obsession which totals over 20,000 calories a day.

Paul Mason, who needs emergency surgery to reduce his weight or else he could die, currently lives on benefits in a specially-adapted bungalow where spends his time playing video games and watching TV, at a cost of approximately £100,000-a-year to the taxpayer.

The total bill for the 48-year-old's care in recent years has topped £1 million, according to a report in The Sun.
The newspaper reported that his separate food bills had forced his mother Janet, who died six weeks ago aged 75, to remortgage her house, which was ultimately repossessed.

Mr Mason's sister Louise, 43, told the newspaper his eating disorder had caused heartache and left the whole family with little money.

She said Mr Mason had moved back in with their mother in 1990 after two relationships fell apart and cared for her until he was no longer able to do so because of his weight.

She said their mother was forced to remortgage due to his food bills even though the original mortgage had been paid off by their father. The house was repossessed, meaning neither of Mr Mason's two siblings have inherited anything from their mother following her death.

Louise told the newspaper: "I still love Paul, but what he does just breaks my heart."

NHS managers are having to figure out how to move Mr Mason, a former engineer and Royal Mail worker, from his purpose-built home to a specialist unit for the obese 152 miles away in Chichester, West Sussex. They had reportedly considered using an airlift to transport him to St Richard's Hospital although are now considering a specialist ambulance.

Bedridden Mr Mason, who consumes around 20,000 calories a day, is expected to undergo a form of gastrointestinal bypass, which would involve making the stomach smaller, effectively replumbing the small intestine to make the food bypass the stomach.

Manuel Uribe, the Mexican widely acclaimed as the fattest man in the world, weighed 90 stone in his peak but lost a third of his body mass with the help of doctors.

The heaviest man of all time was the American John Minnoch, who weighed in at 100.2 stone.

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