Andre The Giant

Warning: this story contains some confronting materialAustralia’s heaviest man has been ‘addicted to food’ his entire life. But as our guest reporter Dr John D’Arcy discovers, he’s risking everything with a world-first operation

Posted by The Project on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Andre Nasr is the heaviest patient to ever undergo dramatic weight loss surgery. Almost immobile, he hopes the weight loss will bring him down to 118kg — a staggering 350kg lighter than his top weight.

Speaking to Dr John D’Arcy, Andre Nasr understood that he could die from the procedure, with a one in 10 chance of not pulling through.

“I told the surgeon I’d be happy with 50/50 [survival rate],” Mr Nasr said.

Mr Nasr’s wife, Natasha, who has tried to change his eating habits for years, said food for her husband is like a drug.