Our hearts are with My 600-lb Life star James K and his family on Jan. 3, after fans learned that he's in the midst of a health crisis. A reddit user revealed that James is not in good shape, writing, "I just found out from the My 600-lb Life discussion group on Facebook that I'm a part of that [James' girfriend] Lisa posted on Facebook that James is in the ICU in Houston with kidney failure, sepsis, and fatty cirrhosis of the liver. I checked it out myself and it's true. I don't think he's going to make it, guys."
When other fans asked for more information, the user shared a message Lisa allegedly sent them on Facebook. "James is still in the ICU and yes he has been diagnosed with sepsis and also first stage cirrhosis of the liver," Lisa allegedly wrote. She said the condition was "caused from having a fatty liver, which in turn our liver kidney specialist has told us this will make it harder to lose weight and is the reason James has gained fluid in his body." She said that James' blood pressure has dropped very low as his kidneys "were trying to shut down," and "he is losing weight again since they have the sepsis under control." So he might make it out of this after all!
James was hospitalized back in September, but Lisa thinks that "they had sent him home too early with leg infections of cellulitis." Lisa also shared a GoFundMe page to ask for money to "help James walk again" just three days earlier on Dec. 31, but the campaign has since been deleted. It's unclear as to why she removed the request for help.
(Photo Credit: TLC)
James appeared on the hit TLC show in 2017, and at 790 lbs he was the heaviest star ever. The heartbreaking episode showed his father refinancing his home to get James to a doctor in Houston, plus his daughter dropping out of school to take care of him, but it wasn't enough. James was denied weight loss surgery, and he went on to gain even more weight. Our thoughts are with him at this difficult time.