'World's Fattest Man' to Marry After Massive Diet

Manuel Uribe, the world's heaviest man according to the Guinness World Records, will wed his longtime girlfriend this month.

Uribe said he would wed Claudia Solis on Oct. 26 in Monterrey, Mexico.

The two, who met in 2004, will marry in a civil ceremony at a location yet to be decided. Uribe is unable to leave his bed and any outing involves hoisting it onto the back of a truck.

The marriage comes about two years after the 43-year-old went on a massive diet to shed 700 pounds as of June — 550 pounds less than his former Guinness record weight of 1,235 pounds. He has not said what his current weight is.

Uribe said he would have a bite of wedding cake for photos but wouldn't eat any more because he's still on a diet.

Uribe went on a rare outing in August with the help of a flatbed truck. It was his first trip outside of his home since March 2007, when six people pushed Uribe's wheel-equipped iron bed out to the street as a mariachi band played and a crowd gathered to greet him.

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Before that, he hadn't left his home in five years.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.