- Dog the Bounty Hunter is in the hospital following a ‘heart issue’ that some reports are saying could be a possible heart attack.
- Doctors are still trying to figure out the true cause and if it will require surgery.
- Dog’s rep says he is resting comfortably and to send well wishes.
It has been reported that Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman, known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, has been hospitalized. About three months ago he lost his wife, Beth, after a long battle with throat cancer. He was rushed to the hospital for a heart issue. Dog’s rep has released a statement on the current situation.
“I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably,” his rep says. “Thank you for all of your well wishes — keep ’em coming.”
Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman hospitalized due to possible heart attack
TMZ initially reported the news, saying that sources have been saying that Dog could’ve possibly suffered a heart attack. Doctors are still performing tests to identify the true cause of the heart issue. They’re also trying to determine if Dog will need corrective surgery following those tests. Dog really just cannot catch a break.
Following the death of his late wife, his store was broken into last month, where many of Beth’s personal items were stolen. He also nearly fell victim to a $430k check scam recently. Needless to say, he’s been under quite a large amount of stress lately.
Could it be due to heartbreak?
Dog recently did an interview with Dax Shepard for his podcast Armchair Expert. He reveals just how he’s been coping with everything and it’s been real hard.
“I googled it,” Chapman says in reference to how you cope with the loss of a loved one. “It says you adapt, you get smarter. She used to tease me, ‘You stole me from the cradle at 18 years old.’ I had her until she was 51, and I’d say one word and she knew what it meant. She’d be like, ‘Let me do it, Big Daddy, you’re too aggressive.’ And then she became more aggressive than me. And now all the sudden she’s not there. Google says you get smarter when you’re forced to deal with it. Because I still go, ‘What time do you have to be up in the morning, honey?’ I’m setting the alarms. …I’m getting better. I depended on her for so much.”
All of us at DYR are praying for Dog to pull through and get better soon.