As we all know, King Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold - his wish was granted by the god Dionyssus. This proved to be his undoing. He couldn't eat because his food turned to gold.
We know from the myth that he was still able to breathe and bathe so we can assume that only solids are affected by his touch.
KM's advisors have found a way to feed him. They use a flexible gold tube to introduce liquidised mush directly into his stomach. The sages are not sure why this works (a) maybe he is fine because the food is liquidised and therefore not solid or (b) stomach acid and mucus prevent the food from touching his skin directly and so he is able to digest it.
They also make him bedding, clothes, shoes and gloves of finely-spun gold so that he never needs to touch anything solid directly.
I think he can now continue to live but am I right? Is there something I have missed that will make his survival impossible? Or is there always a way around it?