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‘Biggest Loser’ Host Bob Harper Suffers Serious Heart Attack at the Gym

John Sciulli, Getty Images
John Sciulli, Getty Images

Fitness guru and The Biggest Loser host Bob Harper has suffered a heart attack that left him comatose for two days, but thankfully, he’s on the mend.

Harper, who also starred in a series of ads for Hulu’s subscription fitness program Daily Burn as well as his video fitness series The Inside Out Method, was working out in a New York City gym when the heart attack occurred. According to TMZ, who first broke the story, a doctor who also happened to be in the gym administered CPR and used defibrillator paddles on Harper before he was taken to a nearby hospital. He woke up after two days.

The 51-year-old trainer had the heart attack two weeks ago. Harper provided an Instagram update on February 27 along with a photo of himself cuddling with his dog at the hospital, with a message confirming that he was back home recovering.

“I am feeling better,” Harper wrote. “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.”

See a photo of Harper recovering below. And yes, everyone had the same “if diet and exercise can’t help a fitness fanatic, what hope is there for me?” thought that you did upon learning the news — but Harper reportedly attributes his health event to a family history of heart disease.

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