My 600-lb Life: Where Is Michael Blair, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Michael Blair, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

The TLC episode ‘Michael Blair’s Story’ portrays a poignant narrative. Michael, plagued by a lifetime of abuse and ridicule, struggles with anxiety and a fear of leaving his home. Supported by his devoted wife, he embarks on Dr. Now’s program to avoid a self-destructive path.

He was just 43 years old. He was from Conroe, Texas. He faced a tough challenge: weighing 609 pounds. This excessive weight had profoundly impacted his daily life, making simple tasks a struggle. He could still walk. But, his body bore the marks of his ordeal. It was covered in rashes and scars, reminders of his hardships.

Michael’s childhood was marked by his father’s abandonment. It led him and his mother to live with his grandparents, who overfed him. This early exposure to overeating set the stage for his weight gain.

At 11, a traumatic event during a nature club camp scarred Michael. An encounter with a predatory supervisor left him deeply affected. In a twisted turn, the lack of attention due to his size led him to seek solace in food, pushing his weight to 250 pounds by 14.

Bullied in school, food became Michael’s refuge, creating a harmful cycle. College offered a brief respite as he found purpose in security jobs. Yet, this stability proved fleeting. Martial arts training post-graduation helped him shed weight and gain confidence. Alongside his wife Kimberly, he found love and support.

Their decision for gastric bypass surgery aimed to secure a brighter future. Tragically, a car accident shattered their plans. The resulting complications made further surgeries impossible. Michael struggled with depression, anxiety, and agoraphobia. He sought help from Dr. Now. He was determined to reclaim his life for his family.

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Michael Blair, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now

Michael Blair faced health issues beyond weight. With determination and support from his wife, he shed pounds.

During an endoscopy, Dr. Now found a large hernia. This added a hurdle to Michael’s path to surgery.

Dr. Now suggested losing 150 pounds to operate. Michael lost 135 pounds, earning surgery approval.

Therapy with Dr. Paradise shifted Michael’s perspective significantly.

Hernia surgery was set in three months. Gastric bypass could follow.

To qualify, Michael aimed to lose 30 more pounds. “I’m looking forward to hopefully moving ahead soon.”

Written by Meghan Mentell

Meghan Mentell is a US Reality TV/Entertainment Writer with theworldnewsdaily.