“Dog Bounty Hunter” Chapman revealed that he was recently suffering from a pulmonary embolism in his heart.
In an excerpt from her upcoming appearance on “Dr. Oz” on Monday, the 66-year-old reality TV star said he had learned he had the “deadly” condition – in which “clots block the circulation blood “- two weeks after hospitalization for chest pain, according to People .
“You’re a time bomb,” Dr. Mehmet Oz told Chapman in the point-of-sale video. “You are not going to be here with the heart as it is right now. The fear of death is normal. I am surprised that you do not fear death when you are prosecuting convicts. But when you run away from a doctor, that means you have to do your own doctoring. “
After Chapman’s diagnosis, Dr. Oz spoke to the magazine, explaining that the television personality – who had lost his wife, Beth Chapman, in June after a two-year battle with throat cancer – was “denying care he knew safe-economy. “
“[Duane chapman was scared,” said Dr. Oz. “Beth was his star from the north. She was the one who accompanied him and kept him in balance so that he could deal with these things. Losing her has taken away her greatest support.
He continued, “I said, What would Beth do? What would she tell you? I do not think she’s happy with what you’re doing. You throw away your life, you throw away your ability to be the parent of your children. That’s what she would say.
Chapman admitted that he had initially “hesitated a minute” but finally agreed to receive care.
“I hesitated a minute to think, I do not want to have to relive that,” said Chapman. “I do not want to die now. I’m not afraid to die, but I did not care if something happened. I do not care now.
According to People, Chapman is taking anticoagulants, has a healthy diet and is trying to quit.
“Once that disappears, I’m 100%,” Chapman said. “I’ve had fears: The blood clot is not a normal thing, but it happens often, but I’m going to be 100%, I’m encouraged by that.”
The Chapmans played in the A & E show for eight seasons until it was canceled in 2012. The show followed the couple as they apprehended people avoiding arrest warrants.
They then starred in Country Music Television’s “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt”. WGN America is producing a new series featuring the “Dog’s Most Wanted” couple, the first of which took place on September 4th.