Picnic trip is cut short for 800-pound man
Sean Mattson: Express-News Mexico Correspondent
"He can't recover that easily from a scare like that," said Silvia Orozco, one of his doctors.
Uribe was celebrating two years on a special diet, which is said to have shaved off some 400 pounds.
His girlfriend, Claudia Solís, was celebrating her 38th birthday.
"No one really knows," said Stephanie Krüger of German Focus TV, who has been following Uribe for two years.
"We've sold him to all of Europe," Krüger said. "Germans just love to see him."
"He used to be bigger," said Elodia Islas, 54, a neighbor who has known Uribe since he was a boy. "Now he can move."
"I'm a bit sad," he said. "But my safety and my physical state come first."