Richard and Jeff

"We both need to be on your show because we're the Jacksons, and the Jacksons need to be on the show, Dr. Phil!" says Jeff in his video submission.

"It's time for me to get in the game," says Richard, who has gained 230 pounds over the past six years. Then he chokes up. "To me, it would mean everything."

"I don't want to see him die. I lost my father. My grandmother already died," Jeff adds tearfully. "That would be devastating to me and my family."

Upon arrival at Dr. Phil's studio, Richard and Jeff stand outside with a group of audience members. The brothers believe they are contenders who are waiting to get into the building, so Dr. Phil goes outside to retrieve them.

"We both need to be on your show because we're the Jacksons, and the Jacksons need to be on the show, Dr. Phil!" says Jeff in his video submission.

"It's time for me to get in the game," says Richard, who has gained 230 pounds over the past six years. Then he chokes up. "To me, it would mean everything."

"I don't want to see him die. I lost my father. My grandmother already died," Jeff adds tearfully. "That would be devastating to me and my family."

Upon arrival at Dr. Phil's studio, Richard and Jeff stand outside with a group of audience members. The brothers believe they are contenders who are waiting to get into the building, so Dr. Phil goes outside to retrieve them.

"You know that your health is not good, because you're 451 pounds at 32 years of age," Dr. Phil says grimly. "We got the information back on you, and you are diabetic. You have adult onset Type 2 diabetes. The conclusion is it's clearly secondary to your weight. It can kill you. It can cause you to go blind. It can cause your circulation to go south. You can lose your limbs, and you're not going to be able to control that if you don't get the weight off."

"I'm willing to do whatever it takes," Richard vows.

"You want in this program?"

"Yes, Dr. Phil. I do," he replies.

Jeff says he wants a shot as well. "I've got 50, 40, 60 pounds to lose myself. I know if we get chosen, we'll take it and run with it," he says.

"Well, you got chosen. You're in," Dr. Phil says as the brothers exchange smiles of delight.


 

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