Dog the Bounty Hunter suffers potential heart attack and may need surgery, report says

Posted at 4:25 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 16:26:28-04

DENVER – Duane “Dog” Chapman had a heart emergency over the weekend and may need surgery, TMZ reports.

According to the website, Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, was taken to a Colorado hospital this weekend after complaining of chest pain. Sources later told TMZ that Chapman may have suffered a heart attack and that doctors were performing additional tests.

“I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably,” a representative for Chapman said in a statement, following reports he’d experienced a heart-related emergency. “Thank you for all of your well wishes- keep ’em coming.”

When asked to clarify the nature of Chapman’s medical issue, the representative did not immediately respond.

It’s been a rough stretch for the reality TV star. Earlier this year, his wife, Beth, died of cancer. Last month, thieves broke into his store and stole some of her personal items. He was also recently targeted in a check scam.

In the meantime, while dealing with all that heartbreak, he’s been making the rounds to promote a new reality show, “Dog’s Most Wanted,” which he had filmed with his late wife.