On the next episode of My 600-lb Life, viewers will be introduced to Brandon, as he seeks the expertise of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan for help. The hit television show features obese people struggling both physically and emotionally as they try to navigate everyday life.
Brandon is a talented vocalist who is looking to lose weight to take his career to the next level.
On the show, viewers will watch as Brandon makes his way through the airport on his way to Houston to see Dr. Now — and the young man is left in tears as fellow passengers gawk at him and make comments about his weight.
"As I was walking by, a family… one of the children said ‘wow he’s fat super fat,’ also I’ve already had several adults and stare at me and that, you know, that wears on you,” Brandon says on the show. Fighting back his tears, he expresses how he wished he didn't have to travel all the way to Houston to seek help.
"I’m just feeling really overwhelmed about everything… just the whole process is all," he adds. "It’s very difficult and it’s so much easier to just stay at home and not have to worry about all eyes on me but even though that’s not how I want to live this is definitely one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do."
Panic continues to set in for Brandon at the airport as he reveals, “I’m starting to freak out and I want to go home because I don’t think I can do this.”
Luckily, Brandon does make it to Dr. Now's office, but things did not go as planned.
Along with being extremely overweight, Brandon also suffers from lymphedema — swelling in an arm or leg caused by a lymphatic system blockage — which may prevent Dr. Now from performing weight loss surgery on the aspiring musician.
Where is Brandon now?
During the show, viewers were also introduced to Brandon’s girlfriend, Taylor, and it was revealed that Brandon has not popped the question yet because he doesn't feel he can provide anything for his future wife, besides becoming his full-time caretaker.
"We don’t do boyfriend-girlfriend stuff partly because of my size. But when it comes to physical stuff, Taylor and I do not partake in intimacy because we’re not married yet," he explained. "We’re waiting until we’re married but that won’t happen unless I lose the weight and I’m actually able to give her what she deserves."
It seems providing for Taylor and his mom, along with his overall health, are Brandon’s main motivating factors.
"I know I desperately need to lose weight to not only be able to do that but because it’s getting so bad that my body is starting to struggle more and more and I know that if I don’t lose weight in drastic amounts I will die," he said. "My heart or something will give out and that will be the end."
Watch new episodes of My 600-lb Life Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on TLC.