PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: James Argent, 33, receives his FIRST dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine as he is placed in the high-risk category after his doctor called his 26 stone weight ‘danger territory’ ‘
James Argent was pictured arriving at his doctor’s office in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine.
The former TOWIE star, 33, is in a high-risk priority group due to his asthma and 26 stone weight.
James, who last month said he planned to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight “ dangerous territory ”, traveled to the surgery on his blue Vespa.
Getting his jab: James Argent was pictured arriving at his doctor’s office in Essex on Tuesday to receive his first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
James cut a casual figure in a black Rolling Stones hoodie from their song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
He paired the look with orange sneakers and black joggers.
James last month opened up about his plans to have life-saving gastric surgery after his weight hit 26 stones.
Former TOWIE star, 33, is in high risk category due to asthma and weighing 26 stones
Speaking on cowardly women, he said: ‘My doctor said the weight I am carrying right now, 26 stones, is dangerous territory. My mom and dad both have heart problems and my dad has a pacemaker, so there could be serious implications for my heart.
“People are even telling me, with my weight as it is right now, if I catch Covid I could be one of the people who could be in serious trouble.
He added: “It’s difficult because it’s intense and serious. This is nothing to be taken lightly. I know if I work hard I can do it. It’s just a matter of maintaining it. I have always struggled to find a happy medium.
“ I think based on the research I’ve done this can potentially help me in terms of portion control. It will help me in the long run. Health is number one.
“I’m spinning three different clothes because that’s all that suits me right now. Not all of my friends and family said it was too drastic – I think I have to go.
James, who last month said he planned to have gastric surgery after his doctor called his weight ‘dangerous territory’, went to surgery on his blue Vespa