World’s heaviest man weds in Mexico

October 27th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Mexico City, Oct 27 (RIA Novosti) The world’s heaviest man was wheeled to his wedding ceremony in Monterrey, in northeast Mexico, in his bed over the weekend, local media reported.Manuel Uribe, 43, who once weighed 560 kg and has not left his bed for six years, tied the knot with his long-term girlfriend, Claudia Solis, 38, at a civil ceremony Sunday.

The ceremony took place in the Club des Lions, a luxurious spot in the city, two years after Uribe went on a diet losing a staggering 250 kg with the help of his wife, a hairdresser, and widow of a friend.

The groom was dressed in a white satin shirt and a sheet covered his legs as he was lying on his special four-poster bed during the ceremony. The wedding reception, which was televised by the Discovery channel, had a low-fat wedding banquet.

Uribe has been officially recognized the world’s fattest man by the Guinness Book of World Records.

He was the subject of a documentary entitled ‘The World’s Heaviest Man’ and said he had set himself the goal of getting his weight down to 120 kg.

Uribe met Solis when he visited a friend, who also weighed 250 kg, as he lay dying four years ago.

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