James King was on his deathbed when he was admitted to the ICU for a series of life-threatening health problems. On this week’s My 600-Lb Life: Where Are They Now, Dr. Now called Adult Protective Services on his fiancée Lisa Raisor for overfeeding him.
King went from 788 pounds to 770 in two months. After undergoing an endoscopy and other tests, Dr. Now determined James "is in heart failure.”
“His kidneys aren’t functioning properly,” he said. “He has Anemia. His body isn’t getting the oxygen it needs. Even though they knew his health was starting to fail they didn’t change his diet and he was still overeating.”
With Dr. Now’s diet, he got King down to 638 pounds and sent him home. He gave him a goal of losing 50 pounds in one month.
“Whatever he’s eating, he’s eating too much,” Dr. Now explained to King and Raisor. “He’s killing himself! We may have to intervene in a way you won’t like. The games stop now. When you get home start psychotherapy and work with them.”
King vowed to lose the weight.
But King returned to the hospital when his legs became infected from not enough circulation.
“He gained again,” Dr. Now said. “Lisa is still overfeeding him and killing him. She’s helping to kill James. She still won’t stop. The only reason he has survived is because we intervened and saved his life.”
When King reached 761 pounds despite being in the hospital, Raisor admitted to sneaking him food.
Dr. Now then called adult protective services on Raisor.
“He is done with the program,” Dr. Now said.
As Radar reported in January, King was admitted to the hospital for sepsis, cirrhosis, kidney failure and high blood pressure.
“James is in ICU having a hard time finding what’s wrong with him,” his fiancée wrote on The James K Story Facebook page. “Lots of swelling and gained lots of fluid weight. Please, we welcome any and all prayers.”
King’s father Donald later told Radar he “got out of the ICU” weeks after entering, and that his condition “improved a little bit.”
King appeared on the show in 2017. He was the heaviest star of the franchise at 790 pounds. He was denied weight loss surgery and gained more weight, reaching 840 pounds.
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