Britain’s fattest man, 32, who weighs 47 stone complains that his human rights are being infringed by new calorie-controlled diet as doctors battle to save his life
- Jason Holton, 32, from Camberley, Surrey, has been housebound for seven years
- His diet consisted of takeaways including doner meat and chicken chow mein
- He suffered a series of mini strokes and suspected blood clot on June 4 this year
- In October 2021 Jason had to be hoisted out of his flat by a crane after collapsing
Britain’s fattest man who weighs 47 stone has complained that his human rights are being infringed by his doctors who have put him on a calorie-controlled diet in a battle to save his life.
Jason Holton, 32, from Camberley, Surrey, has been housebound for seven years and recently came moments from death as he suffered a series of mini strokes and a suspected blood clot on June 4 this year.
It took two hours to get 32-year-old Jason to Frimley Park Hospital in a specially-designed ambulance after his huge frame put immense pressure on his internal organs.
His diet consisted of JustEat takeaways including doner meat, chips and chicken chow mein washed down with 1.5 litres of orange juice and five cans of diet coke – costing around £30 a day – totalling over £10,000 a year.
In October 2021 Jason had to be hoisted out of his third-floor flat by a crane and by 30 fireman in a seven-hour operation, which involved structural engineers reinforcing the floor of their two-bed maisonette in case he fell.
Now, the NHS is paying for Jason to be taken care of at a private nursing home outside of London, where staff have put him on a calorie-restricted diet.
Britain’s fattest man Jason Holton, 32, from Camberley, Surrey, (pictured) who weighs 47 stone has complained that his human rights are being infringed by his doctors who have put him on a calorie-controlled diet in a battle to save his life
Doner kebabs, crisps, chocolate and three tubs of chicken chow mein: His 10,000-calorie daily diet
Large doner kebab meat portion and chips (2,500 calories)
Pop tarts (200 calories in each one)
For lunch Mr Holton has a large doner kebab with chips
There are around 200 calories in each pop tart
Three large tubs of chicken chow mein (2,500), prawn crackers (400) and prawn toast (300) from Chinese takeaway
Two cheese sandwiches, (1,000) two chocolate bars (1,000) and three packets of crisps (550)
1.5 litres of orange juice (800) and five cans of diet coke (trace)
Mr Holton has two cheese sandwiches for dinner
But Jason argues the new eating habits he is being put on are against his ‘human rights’ and feels as though he is being ‘tortured’ by the doctors taking care of him.
‘I am on a drink restriction and I keep trying to explain to them, “I’ve got my human rights and I should be able to drink what I want to”. But I’m not allowed,’ he told The Sun.
‘I’m so down about it… I keep saying, “Why can’t you give me my drink back instead of making life difficult for me?”. I told them I’ll call the police because I’m constantly dehydrated.’
He added: ‘I knew I’d get really ill eventually, given my size, but I never expected it would happen to me now. It’s terrifying.’
After his crane-lift evacuation in October 2020, his 52-year-old mother Leisa told MailOnline that her son piled on weight after developing some mental health problems five years ago.
She watched on as her son was evacuated by 30 fireman in a seven-hour operation, which involved structural engineers reinforcing the floor of their two-bed maisonette in case he fell.
She told MailOnline : ‘He always had a bit of an obesity problem. From when he was a child he was ok and not too bad.
‘He’s been housebound and unable to get out of the house. I’m hoping he’ll change things and just keep to salads and not go for takeaway foods. He’s already spoken about that. I hope this might wake him up.’
She added: ‘Seeing him being lifted out of the flat was very worrying because they said he could actually stop breathing in the move. So I was just glad he was alright.’
‘He’s still in hospital at the moment, where he’s been for nearly two weeks, although he hasn’t had an operation yet.
‘I haven’t been able to visit because of the coronavirus. It’s bad and really hard when you are worried about a member of your family but can’t go and see them.’
As of last December, he was down to 45 stone – after reaching a peak of 50 stone – but he has now crept back up to 47 stone as he has continued eating a huge amount of food.
His calorie restrictions at the nursing home he has been in since early August are mostly surrounding his drink intake as he hasn’t been stopped by doctors from ordering M&S sandwiches on Deliveroo and getting bits from the cafe – ‘They are OK about that,’ he says, adding that they will confiscate a drink if they see him near one.
Mr Holton’s health problems mean he is unable to work, leaving him on benefits including £398 a week Employment Support Allowance and a £451 Personal Independence Payment. His mother also gets £200 a month to help with council tax.
He also gets a £550 contribution towards his £621 rent – and the government has paid for the installation of his specialist toilet with a built-in bidet which allows him easy access.
Carers have limited him to 1.5 litres of any liquid within a 24 hour period.
Not long before his collapse-turn-crane rescue, Britain’s previous fattest man Matthew Crawford weighing a whopping 55 stone died age 37 in June.
He became the UK’s fattest man after 65st Carl Thompson died in 2015.
The 33-year-old, from Dover, had been housebound for more than a year after doctors warned he needed to lose 70 per cent of his body-weight to survive.
In October 2021 Jason had to be hoisted out of his third-floor flat by a crane and by 30 fireman in a seven-hour operation, which involved structural engineers reinforcing the floor of their two-bed maisonette in case he fell
When his mother died of a brain tumour in 2012, Mr Thompson turned to junk food as a means of coping with his grief – despite already being obese.
His weight went from 30 stone to 65 in three years, leaving him unable to care for himself.
Consuming a staggering 10,000 calories every day – four times the usual daily amount for a man – Mr Thompson binged on Chinese takeaways and pizzas he had delivered to his door and claimed to have spent £10 a day on chocolate
Unable to walk or even dress himself, he was bathed and cooked for by a team of NHS carers.
Mr Crawford cost the NHS £40,000 per month and died after suffering from organ failure and sepsis.
Jason added that he ‘doesn’t feel good’ about the future and doesn’t know if he will ever get to see his home again.
After his crane-lift evacuation in October 2020, his 52-year-old mother Leisa (pictured together when Jason was a child) told MailOnline that her son piled on weight after developing some mental health problems five years ago
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