Dog The Bounty Hunter Opens Up About What Happened With His Health Scare

Dog and Beth Chapman screenshot In Dog's Most Wanted, 2019

We learned earlier this week that Dog The Bounty Hunter had suffered a medical event, an event that was initially thought to be a heart attack. That was later debunked, although there was an aura of mystery surrounding the event; that is, until Dog The Bounty Hunter came out to speak about it.

In an emotional interview Duane “Dog” Chapman, opened up about his health incident and how he feels it was related to “a broken heart.”

[The pain was] really hard, really bad. But it feels much better now. And I’m going through some psychological things right now too so that doesn’t help. I think basically I had a broken heart and of course, it’s going to heal.

The reality star opened up about the health scare that occurred on Monday. He ended up landing in Castle Rock hospital in Colorado, but subsequent reports indicated what was initially thought to be a heart attacked allegedly ended with a normal angiogram.

Speaking to Colorado’s Fox 31 news, now Dog The Bounty Hunter says he feels some of his symptoms may be attributed to the stress he has been under since losing his wife Beth Chapman earlier this summer. Beth Chapman had been fighting cancer while the two were filming Dog’s Most Wanted, a reality series currently airing on WGN America.

Now, he’s been reliving her whole stressful battle with the disease when the show airs each week. Regardless of whether that prompted Duane Chapman’s medical event, the reality star spoke more about what it felt like when he went to the hospital, also noting he doesn’t feel the incident happened due to social behaviors. He said:

It was in the center I couldn't breathe. It was like I had ran a three or four-mile run. You know how you feel when you get like that? And all I did was work out. There's something haywire or it's psychologically. I don't know. I guess things happen like that. I've never... I don't do drugs and didn’t back in the day – we didn’t have that in the ‘60s or ‘70s.

Duane “Dog” Chapman said he is not out of the woods yet and that he plans to go Thursday and Friday to accomplish a few more tests so that doctors can make sure nothing more serious is going on. Meanwhile, his children have been sending their well wishes to their pops.

So, by the time Dog’s Most Wanted airs its latest episode next Wednesday, hopefully everything will be a-OK for Dog The Bounty Hunter, at least in regards to his health. He’s also said he’s been learning to grieve in public, given his prominence as a reality star, and that’s a task that will likely take much longer. Still, we wish him the best.

Jessica Rawden
Managing Editor

Reality TV fan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. Theme park junkie. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.