An obese man who weighs over 700lbs has revealed how he spends his days playing video games naked and eating junk food.
34-year-old unemployed Casey King lives at home and plays video games all day, while being hand delivered food by his dad, Danny.
Weighing 707lbs, or 50.5 stone, Casey admits he will probably eat himself to death, leading him to take part in TLC’s new reality series Family by the Ton, which follows families who need to lose weight.
Telling cameras about his daily routine, Casey said he spends most of the day naked as his clothes don’t fit him.
I will just eat till I’m dead. A normal day for me is to wake up around 12, figure out something I am going to eat immediately, [and then] TV, video games, bed. It’s not a lot of activity.
It’s hot in Georgia, and all my clothing is restricting and tight, so I just sit there naked, free as can be and no one bothers me — door’s shut, we’re good.
I’m accepted in all those virtual reality worlds and the gaming world I’m in. No one sees me. That is my outside. That is my world that I can be the Casey I want to be, but not be judged on my weight.
While Casey does enjoy how the gaming world has accepted him creating a safe space for him to enjoy, he never thought at the age of 34 his life would be like it is.
Describing himself as a ‘big kid’, Casey weighed 300lbs at the end of high school and put on more weight when he moved in with his dad who would often give him his favourite junk food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
I was probably around 500lbs then, and it was just getting too difficult to work, so I quit my job. My mom said to live in this house, you have to have a job, so she kicked me out. The only place I had left to go was my father’s, so I went there.
Basically, his one thing that he knew made me happy was food, so we just ate like kings, but, like, in the worst way — pizzas, chicken, Japanese food, takeout.
I mean, me and my dad would get hibachi delivered, sushi by the barrel. I mean, just anything you wanted to eat, we were getting.
Casey’s weight often poses problems for him. He’s unable to fit into the shower and so bathes in a large trough outside.
Danny provides care for his son, which he admits can be tough and frustrating:
It gets old, and I get tired of it. He should be more active, but he’s not. He’s just there.
I wait on him hand and foot, and I shouldn’t do it, but I do. I love him to death. He’s my son and I feel obligated to wait on him.
The negativity and tension between the pair led to them going on the reality show which also features Casey’s overweight cousins Amanda Johnson and Ed and Amy Long.
New episodes of TLC’s Family by the Ton air every Wednesday.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.