World's Most Obese Man to Wed

Fianceé helped Uribe trim 550 lbs. off record weight of 1,230
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 2, 2008 1:34 PM CDT
Uribe can't walk and will need to be towed to his wedding on a customized bed.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Manuel Uribe, once the world's heaviest man, is being swept away to the chapel—quite literally. The 43-year-old will be towed through the streets to his Oct. 26 wedding in Monterrey, Mexico, on a customized bed, reports the AP.

Uribe, who set the world record in 2006 for weighing 1,230 pounds, has lost 550 with his fiancée’s help. Uribe says he will have a bite of wedding cake for photos, but no more because he's on a diet.