Khalid Bin Mohsen shaeri, 1,345-Pound Saudi man to the hospital with the help of King Abdullah
Khalid Bin Mohsen shaeri a man 1,345 books that had been unable to leave his room for years, got the royal treatment on Monday.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah himself funded demolition to extract the man from his apartment and air transport him aboard a Saudi Air Force aircraft in a hospital in Riyadh for treatment. Al-Arabiya reports that the king agreed to the operation after he promised shaeri full medical coverage earlier, but medical sources complained that they do not have the resources to carry man .
Shaeri (spelled “Shaari” by some media) had an unspecified illness as a child, a cousin told Reuters in the video above, and quickly put on weight when he became bedridden.
The transfer required a special bed built in the United States and a forklift to carry him in an ambulance and then to the aircraft, the film shows.
Dr. Robert Lustig, an endocrinologist, told CNN that shaeri probably packed on the pounds by liquid calories due to the hot climate of Saudi Arabia. Lustig said that the man would have to lose weight before undergoing a procedure for weight loss. According to Arab News, however, doctors at King Fahd Medical City planned operation “to remove excess fat.”
Khaled Mohsen Shaeri – Heaviest Living Man Photos
Shaeri, which is between 18 and 20 years old and comes from the southern province of Jazan, could be heavier man living in the world, reports say. However, the Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Manuel Uribe, Mexico, which weighed 1,235 pounds in 2006, but dropped to 980 pounds in March 2012.
According to a UN report, more than 35 percent of Saudis are classified as severely overweight.
King also flew in a “bed jacket” Special United States to make the trip by ambulance to shaeri more comfortable,