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Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Suffers ‘Heart Emergency’

Early reports say the 'Bounty Hunter' TV star is now 'under doctor's care and resting comfortably,' but 'precise nature' of the issue is still to be determined

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Duane “Dog” Chapman reportedly suffered a heart emergency over the weekend and may need to undergo surgery.

The reality TV star is 66.

A report from TMZ late on Sunday night noted said a representative for the “Bounty Hunter” star told the site, “I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes — keep ’em coming.”

Just moments before that update, the site had reported that “sources now say Dog suffered a possible heart attack, but doctors are performing tests to know the precise nature of the problem.”

It had earlier reported, “Dog the Bounty Hunter was hospitalized this weekend after suffering a heart emergency that may require surgery — this just a couple months after his wife, Beth Chapman, died.”

Sources told TMZ that “the reality TV star was taken to a hospital from his home in Colorado after feeling a pain in his chest.”

“They’re also trying to figure out if he will need a corrective surgery.”

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“Either way,” said TMZ, “it’s a scary incident for the Chapman family coming just a few months after Beth died from cancer.”

Fellow reality star Beth Chapman passed away in June of this year at age 51 after a two-year battle with throat and lung cancer.

Since her passing, the Chapman family has been dealing with several unforeseen issues, as celebrity site Wonder Wall reported: Their memorabilia shop was victimized by burglars in August, and Chapman “fell victim to a check scam a month prior.”

Duane and Beth Chapman were married for nearly 13 years and shared a daughter and a son. They also had 10 other children from former relationships.

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