Dog the Bounty Hunter star, Duane Chapman has been diagnosed with a life threatening heart condition, nearly 3 months after the death of his wife.
In an exclusive clip of The Dr. Oz show, the 66-year-old revealed that he was suffering from a pulmonary embolism, a condition that causes one or two of the arteries in the heart get blocked by blood.
He was hospitalized for 2 weeks for chest pains in Colorado. The reality star confessed that he denied care that he knew would be life-saving. He said, “I hesitated for a minute, thinking, I don’t want to have to go through this again.”
Dr. Oz, who had visited Duane in his home, said, “You’re a ticking time bomb.” He also reminded him of his late wife and said, “What would Beth do. What would she say to you? I don’t think she’d be happy with what you’re doing. You’re throwing away your life, you’re throwing away your ability to parent your kids. You have to man up.”
Beth Smith, the wife and co-star of Dog the Bounty Hunter had battled with throat cancer and passed away on June 26, 2019, in Hawaii. The couple had been married for almost 13 years and have 2 kids of their own.
Duane was all teary and emotional after his wife’s death and could not even believe that she was gone. He considered her to be his rock and said that she fought till the very end.
The 66 years old Duane says, “Once this goes away, I am 100 percent.” He is currently on blood thinners and a healthy diet. He is also working on his smoking habit and is on the road to recovery.