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The ‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper suffers a major heart attack; Can he still recover?

By Natalie Anderson / 2017.03.01
The image depicts Bob Harper, the “Biggest Loser” host.

Bob Harper is the host of the "Biggest Loser" and a fitness trainer. Harper is a personal trainer to the stars. He is 51 years old.  In early February 2017, Harper was working out in a gym in New York when he suddenly collapsed. Harper suffered a massive heart attack.

Luckily, there was a doctor working out at that gym as well. The doctor conducted CPR and used paddles to resuscitate him, according to TMZ.

Harper was promptly sent to the hospital thereafter. He woke up and regained consciousness two days after. Harper had to spend another 6 days, totaling in eight days, to recover under the care and supervision of the doctors.

One of his clients is Dr. Mehmet Oz, a celebrity doctor. Dr. Oz sent well wishes for the tattooed trainer. Dr. Oz said that like what happened to Harper, it just reminds people how essential CPR is and why everyone needs to learn that skill.  

Last Monday, the fitness guru posted a photo of him in Instagram. Harper sent updates on his health condition and he thanked people for all the well wishes.

The caption reads:

"Well I guess you all heard what happened. Two weeks ago yesterday I had a heart attack. I am feeling better," Harper wrote alongside the photo of himself in the hospital bed whilst holding his dog.

The "Biggest Loser" host added, "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," Harper continued. "I've been home [in Los Angeles] 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."

Harper has been the "Biggest Loser" host since 2004. He has been mentoring the "Biggest Loser" contenders for 17 seasons.

Harper has a family history of heart attack which predisposes him to having one. Although the risk is low, workout and exercise can also lead a person to having a heart attack. That is after a few hours of workout, a heart attack can still happen.

Watch the video about "Biggest Loser" star Bob Harper's heart attack scare:

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