AceShowbiz - Dog the Bounty Hunter a.k.a. Duane Chapman has returned home following his hospitalization due to possible heart attack symptoms. His representative confirmed on Tuesday, September 17 that the reality TV star had been released from the hospital, where he was admitted to over the weekend.
"Dog is back at home and resting comfortably," the rep said in a statement. "He is overwhelmed by the support of fans and friends from around the world, and is deeply touched by the outpouring of prayers, love, and encouragement."
The rep also relayed a message from Dog, promoting his WGN America's series "Dog's Most Wanted", "While he is following doctor's orders and taking time to heal, he wants everyone to follow DOG'S ORDERS and watch 'Dog's Most Wanted' Wednesday night on WGN America."
Dog was taken to a hospital in Colorado this weekend after experiencing symptoms in line with a heart attack, including sweating and chest pains. Doctors were performing tests to know the precise nature of the problem and determine whether or not he needed a corrective surgery.
Source later told The Blast that the test results, including an angiogram, "came back all clear," meaning he did not have a full-blown heart attack. It was determined Dog will not need corrective surgery on his heart.
High blood pressure and stress were reportedly blamed for the episode. His doctors have advised him to take it easy and work on getting all the numbers to a normal range following his release from the hospital. The doctors are said to be running a few more tests. If they don't find anything, Dog can go back to his bounty hunter activities.
Meanwhile, dealing with the loss of his wife Beth Chapman reportedly has caused his stress. He then had to deal with a subsequent burglary in which the thief(s) took his late wife's personal belongings. All of those exacerbated by high blood pressure caused the heart emergency.