Ariel Sharon reportedly weighs 312 pounds. Ma’ariv published the statistic Thursday following speculation over whether the portly Israeli prime minister was dangerously heavy. Sharon was briefly hospitalized for a stroke earlier this week, drawing dieting advice from the likes of President Bush.
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