Bob Harper is opening up about his recent heart attack in a candid new interview with Savannah Guthrie on “Today”, set to air on Tuesday morning.
Harper, known to TV viewers as the motivating physical trainer on weight-loss reality competition “The Biggest Loser”, unexpectedly suffered a heart attack on Feb. 12, so severe that it left him unconscious for two days.
In a preview of the interview — the first he’s given since his heart attack — Harper admits the health scare has left him feeling unsettled, as it was apparently the result of genetics; Harper has a family history of heart disease, with his mother’s death the result of a heart attack.
“I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster,” Harper says. “I’ve had to work on my meditation and just really take care of myself in any and every way I can during this process. I try to stay positive.”
Ironically, the top fitness trainer was actually in the middle of a workout when he collapsed, and he describes the experience as “the scariest day of my life.”
You can watch Harper’s entire interview on “Today”, airing Tuesday, Apr. 4. In the meantime, Harper has been keeping his Instagram followers apprised of his progress as he walks the road to recovery in posts such as these:
Well I guess you all heard what happened. Two weeks ago yesterday I had a heart attack. I am feeling better. Just taking it easy. KARL has been a great nurse. I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support. It feels good to be cared about. I've been home for 8 days now. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I'm lucky to have such good friends and family to take care of me right now. ❤