This is so scary! Bob Harper, the celebrity fitness trainer and host of ‘The Biggest Loser’, had a serious heart attack while working out in a gym, according to a Feb. 27 report, and he was left unconscious for two whole days! Here’s everything that we know.
Bob Harper, 51, was working out in a New York City gym when he collapsed from a heart attack, the trainer confirmed to TMZ. Fortunately, a doctor was working out in the same space, and he “administered CPR and used paddles” to keep Bob alive. Talk about saving a life! The fitness guru was then taken to the hospital and left unconscious for two days! So terrifying.
Bob stayed in the hospital for eight days total, TMZ adds, and has not yet been cleared to fly back to Los Angeles, where he lives.
Thankfully, Bob tells the site that he is on the mend, though the only exercise he can do at the moment is walking. He also believes that the heart attack occurred because of “genetics”, and revealed that his mother passed away from one.
The trainer also shared a telling message on Instagram on Feb. 22, writing, “My word of the day… LUCKY.” The timeline isn’t totally clear, but it’s possible that it was posted after his heart attack, so Bob could have been referring to his brush with death.
Bob succeeded Alison Sweeney as the host of The Biggest Loser in September 2015, and has trained tons of celebrity clients including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Stiller, Selma Blair and Gwyneth Paltrow. Hopefully he’ll be back on his feet soon!
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