Restaurateur and American Icon Ronald McDonald was found unconscious and in
serious distress last Saturday in his New York City condo. Family members
expressed concerns to police that that
had been unable to reach the 51 year old McDonald, and he had been despondent over recent weight gain, and business setbacks due to shifting dining
patterns in America. When EMTs arrived they found Mr. McDonald
unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom. EMT Mark Whitmore said "He was
so large, we could not get him through the door and we had to call in the NYFD
to remove the bedroom windows and lower him to the street. You hear about
these things happening, but you never think it could happen to an guy like
McDonald is said resting comfortably at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, but both he
and his family are refusing to give any comments. One friend and business
associate who was allowed in by family members for a visit was asked to comment
on Mr. McDonald's condition.
"You know, I feel for the guy. It isn't easy having to walk around 24/7
with a smile on your face. I think Ron
started to use food as a crutch and it just got out of control. I went
through a rough patch myself a few years back. But look at me now, I can
bench press a Buick, and I have never felt better. You gotta stop eating
that [expletive deleted] everyday. Have some vegetables, have some fresh
fruit, try some fish that isn't deep fried. It's not rocket science.
But don't count him out, Ronald McDonald is a fighter and I guarantee we haven't
seen the last of him. He is going to pull himself back up by those giant
red shoes and he'll be back on top."