Former world's fattest man Paul Mason lands back in UK to 'get life back on track'

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The world’s former fattest man has landed back in the UK and is ready to get his life back on track.

Paul Mason originally from Ipswich, weighed 70 stone (440kg) at his heaviest before he had gastric by-pass surgery.

He was 20st (125kg) at his lightest but he said he has put weight back on after moving to America.

He flew back into Gatwick this afternoon, saying his trip had “gone well”.

Former world’s fattest man Paul Mason on a shopping trip in Ipswich in 2011

 

He posted pictures of himself on the flight and in the airport prior to getting onto the plane in the US.

And tweeted: “Well my flight back to UK went well.

“Just like thank all my friends making this happen.

“And Gatwick assistance staff who went out their way to help me. Thank you.”

Mason is flying home from the USA because in American he cannot afford the treatment he needs after his recovery from morbid obesity backfired.

The 58-year-old jetted off to the US seeking a new life five years ago.

But his weight has since soared to 40st with the ex-postie blaming comfort eating after breaking up with his girlfriend.

Paul had gastric bypass surgery in 2011

 

His treatment is expected to cost arund £100,000, but Paul has denied he is a sponger.

Bck in May, Paul told The Sun: “I can understand people in Britain saying, ‘Why should my tax pay for him?’

“But I’m no sponger — I deserve it as much as any Brit. I contributed to society when I was working.”

And he wrote on his Facebook previously: “I need to return to the UK where I will be eligible for the assistance I need to get my life back on track.”

“What I can say now is that over the years living in the US I made some wrong decisions which has led to some bad consequences.

“Some of those being letting my visa expire, moving in with someone who was a bad influence and because of these and other choices I made, I’ve put on weight.

“I’m now around 500 pounds, up from my lowest weight of 275. Looking forward, I need to return to the UK where I will be eligible for the assistance I need to get my life back on track.”

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