Personal trainer and host of “The Biggest Loser” Bob Harper is reportedly recovering after a heart attack that nearly killed him.
The 51-year-old fitness guru collapsed two weeks ago while working out in a New York City gym, according to TMZ. Fortunately for Harper, a doctor who was also at the gym was able to administer CPR to keep him alive until paramedics arrived.
Bob Harper Suffers Serious Heart Attack https://t.co/DSzCQTZ87y
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 27, 2017
Harper woke up two days later in the hospital, TMZ reported.
— CNN (@CNN) February 28, 2017
He posted a message of thanks to all who wished him well, stating that he was “on the mend.”
As you’ve heard, I had a heart attack 2 weeks ago. I’m on the mend now & want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support.❤ pic.twitter.com/yZYi36pTxC
— Bob Harper (@MyTrainerBob) February 27, 2017
Harper blamed genetics, noting that his mother had died of a heart attack.
A Los Angeles resident, he has had to stay in New York City after his eight days in the hospital as he was not yet cleared to fly by his doctors, according to TMZ.
Twitter users sent well-wishes for the fitness trainer who has starred on 17 seasons of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” show since 2004. He is also the author of three best-selling books on fitness.
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— EllenDegeneresWorld (@EllenD_world) February 27, 2017
Used to see @MyTrainerBob at the gym when I lived in LA. Always super nice. Hate to hear what he’s going through right now. Get well, Bob!
— David Cook (@thedavidcook) February 27, 2017
— American Heart Assoc (@American_Heart) February 27, 2017
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) February 27, 2017
— Drew James (@ajcave76) February 27, 2017
@TMZ Praying for your recovery. I hope that you continue to motivate and inspire people.
— Vincent Collado (@Vcollado2016) February 28, 2017
@CNN …My fat ass is DOOMED
— Kski 95 (@nos4a2138) February 28, 2017
@GraceIn2017 @people see this is why I don’t exercise!! ???
— so what (@Bigbrother333Bb) February 28, 2017
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