800-Pound Man Kicked Out Of Hospital For Ordering Pizza


STORY COMING UP ON THE 6:00 NEWS AND THE WBZ NEWS AT 11:00. AN 800 POUND RHODE ISLAND MAN KICKED OUT OF THE HOSPITAL FOR ORDERING A PIZZA. NOW HE SAYS HIS LIFE IS IN DANGER. DOCTORS WERE ACTUALLY HELPING THE 33-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT BUT SAY HE BROKE THE RULES. Reporter: 33-YEAR-OLD STEVEN SAYS HIS EATING ADDICTION LANDED HIM HERE, THE TRUNK OF HIS FATHER’S SUV. HE HAD NO PLACE TO GO. IT’S AN ADDICTION, AND I REALIZE THAT. IT’S A DISEASE. Reporter: FOR THE PAST 80 DAYS, STEVEN WAS GETTING THE HELP HE NEEDED AT A RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL WHERE HE LOST 20 POUNDS. AFTER HE VIOLATED THE CARE PLAN BY ORDERING PIZZA, THE HOSPITAL TOMORROW HIM HE COULDN’T STAY ANY LONGER. I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET DOWN TO 550 TO GET THE GAS STRIKE BY PASS. — GASTRIC BY PASS. IF I GET HIM UP THE STAIRS SOMEHOW SOME WAY, HE WILL GO RIGHT BACK TO HIS EATING HABITS. Reporter: STEVEN’S FATHER SAYS TAKING HIS SON HOME WILL BE A DEATH SENTENCE SO THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE UNTIL THEY CAN FIND A PLACE THAT WILL HELP. I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO TURN TO. I CALLED EVERYBODY YOU CAN THINK OF IN THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, AND NOBODY SEEMS TO HELP ME. Reporter: SOCIAL WORKERS ARE TRYING TO ARRANGE FOR A NEW

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