London, Jan 4 (ANI): Paul Mason, the world's heaviest man who recently lost 127 kilogram after undergoing life-saving gastric bypass surgery, said he went on a massive eating binge after the love of his life dumped him.
The Herald Sun quoted 50-year-old Mason, who earlier weighed as much as 444 kg, as saying that he started eating 24 hours a day because he desperately wanted to ease his heartache.
The death of his father and the failing health of his mother made the situation worse. He started eating 10 times more than the average man's normal diet, the paper said.
"You could say that I ate to fill a crack in my heart. I couldn't cope, but couldn't admit it. I turned to food. I got comfort from chewing food. I was like a baby and wanted constant feeding," Mason said.
However, now after going through surgery, he hopes to teach others not to follow his example and hopes to find love again.
The former postman had part of his stomach stapled off so that all the food that he ate went into a small 'pouch', vastly restricting the amount he could eat. He was driven 143 miles in an ambulance with reinforced beds to have the operation at the specialist St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, the paper said.
Doctors had reportedly put him under strict diet so that they could safely operate him.
Yesterday, he celebrated his success by making a rare trip from his home in Ipswich, Suffolk after losing an incredible 127 kg of weight in just a year. (ANI)