Dog The Bounty Hunter was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering what doctors initially thought to be a heart attack.
According to TMZ, Dog was taken to the hospital from his home in Colorado after feeling a pain in his chest, with initial reports indicating he may need corrective surgery.
Following the heath scare, a rep for the reality star told TMZ, “I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes — keep ’em coming.”
On Tuesday, the rep offered an update to Us Weekly, revealing that Chapman was released from hospital on Monday night,
“Dog is back at home and resting comfortably,” said the rep. “He is overwhelmed by the support of fans and friends from around the world, and is deeply touched by the outpouring of prayers, love, and encouragement. While he is following doctor’s orders and taking time to heal, he wants everyone to follow DOG’S ORDERS and watch ‘Dog’s Most Wanted’ Wednesday night on WGN America.”
According to the rep, doctors performed an array of tests on the 66-year-old, and believe the episode was related to issues with stress and blood pressure. The results of an angiogram reportedly came back normal, indicating he didn’t suffer a heart attack.
The scary incident comes just a few short months after Dog lost his wife, Beth Chapman, after a long battle with cancer.
Dog recently opened up about how he and his children are coping with Chapman’s death, telling People magazine, “Each one copes differently, there is a few that [are] really barely making it.”
Beth was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in 2017 and she died in June 2019 following complications from the cancer. Her battle will be depicted in the upcoming series “Dog’s Most Wanted”.