World's heaviest man to marry

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image ap"><span>AP</span></div><span class="caption-text">Manuel &#34;Meme&#34; Uribe, 43, gives a thump up to journalists outside his home, before heading for the dance hall where he and Claudia Solis will get married in Monterrey, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Uribe, who tipped the scales in 2006 at 1,230 pounds &#40;560 kilograms&#41;, earning him the Guinness Book of World Records&#39; title for the world&#39;s heaviest man, lost 550 pounds &#40;250 kilograms&#41; with the help of Solis, whom he met four years ago. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Monica Rueda&#41; (Monica Rueda)</span></div>
October 2, 2008 10:07:47 AM PDT
The world's most obese man is getting hitched.

Manuel Uribe says he will wed longtime girlfriend Claudia Solis on Oct. 26 in Monterrey, Mexico. The two will be married in a civil ceremony at a location still to be decided.

Uribe is unable to walk, and leaving his house means being towed through the streets on his specially made bed. This year the Guinness Book of World Records declared Uribe, who tipped the scales at 1,230 pounds in 2006, the world's heaviest man.

The 43-year-old has shed about 550 pounds since with the help of Solis. The two met four years ago.

Uribe said Wednesday he will have a bite of wedding cake for photos, but won't eat any more because his diet prohibits it.