World's Heaviest Man Keith Martin Weighs 812 Pounds

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Apr. 10 2012, Updated 5:32 a.m. ET

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World's Heaviest Man Keith Martin Weighs 812 Pounds

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1. Keith Martin, 42, from London, England is currently the heaviest man on the planet at 812 pounds.

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Keith Martin, 42, from London, England is currently the heaviest man on the planet at 812 pounds.

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2. Keith wasn't always this heavy. At age 20, he weighed 210 pounds at 5 feet and 9 inches tall. But now Keith, at 812 llbs hasn't left his house in nearly 11 years.

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Keith wasn't always this heavy. At age 20, he weighed 210 pounds at 5 feet and 9 inches tall. But now Keith, at 812 llbs hasn't left his house in nearly 11 years.

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3. “Finding out that I'm the fattest man in the world has been the wake-up call I needed,” he explained. “I don't blame anyone other than myself for this horrible situation.

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“Finding out that I'm the fattest man in the world has been the wake-up call I needed,” he explained. “I don't blame anyone other than myself for this horrible situation.

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4. Doctors have told me I won't reach 50 unless I do something drastic. I need to lose half my weight before they'll give me a gastric band.

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Doctors have told me I won't reach 50 unless I do something drastic. I need to lose half my weight before they'll give me a gastric band.

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5. I'd love to be as slim as I was in my youth, but what I really want is simply to sit comfortably in a normal-sized chair.” Keith has now gone on a diet in an attempt to lose weight.

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I'd love to be as slim as I was in my youth, but what I really want is simply to sit comfortably in a normal-sized chair.” Keith has now gone on a diet in an attempt to lose weight.

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6. Keith began reducing his caloric intake last September after becoming bed-bound by his massive girth and two giant hernias. In January, Keith was visited by a team of healthcare professionals in his home who warned him, "take our advice or die.”

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Keith began reducing his caloric intake last September after becoming bed-bound by his massive girth and two giant hernias. In January, Keith was visited by a team of healthcare professionals in his home who warned him, "take our advice or die.”

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