Reality TV star and part-time Colorado resident Dog the Bounty Hunter is under a doctor’s care, his publicist confirmed Monday, following a report he suffered a possible heart attack.
Doug “Dog” Chapman was taken to a hospital from his home in Colorado over the weekend because of pain in his chest, TMZ reported. He had a “heart emergency” that could require surgery, according to the entertainment outlet.
Chapman’s representative said on social media that Champan is being treated for his condition and is resting. “Thank you for all of your well wishes — keep ’em coming,” the representative posted.
A request for comment Monday afternoon was not immediately returned.
Champan’s wife, Beth Chapman, died in June after being placed in a medically induced coma as she received treatment for lung cancer in Honolulu. The 51-year-old was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017 and was declared cancer-free before she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
“Dog” Chapman has said he’s trying to cope with a new normal after his wife’s death, and in August stood in front of his wife’s business, Bird Bail Bonds in Edgewater, after it had been burglarized to talk about the break-in as well as Beth Chapman, who also hunted fugitives on his show for years. He offered a cash reward for information about a suspect.