Dog the Bounty Hunter is finally home after chest pains sent him to the hospital over the weekend.
TMZ reported that Dog, whose real name is Duane Chapman, was admitted to a Colorado hospital after experiencing chest pains. At the time of the report, doctors were running tests to figure out the cause of Dog’s pain.
"I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes- keep 'em coming."
Rep For Duane Dog Chapman. pic.twitter.com/9yNXinHP5A
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) September 16, 2019
Then on Tuesday (September 17), TMZ reported that doctors ruled out a heart attack as the source of Dog’s chest pains. Instead, the publication stated that the pains were “stress and blood pressure-related.”
Dog has certainly been under a lot of stress over the past few months. His wife, Beth, passed away in June. Shortly after that, Dog’s son Leland was injured and hospitalized, the Chapman family store was robbed, and Dog was the target of a $400,000 scam. On top of all of that, Dog has been promoting his new show, Dog’s Most Wanted.
In the same report detailing the cause of Dog’s chest pains, TMZ also claimed he had been released from the hospital. This claim was not supported until later on Tuesday, when Dog’s rep made a statement.
CBS 4 News out of Denver reports that Dog’s rep confirmed he is now at home “resting comfortably.”
“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,” said the rep.
Dog later retweeted multiple articles containing his rep’s statement.
Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman Is ‘Back at Home’ After Hospitalization, Rep Says –
— effinfun (@effinfun) September 17, 2019
Dog continued to tweet throughout the night, since a new episode of Dog’s Most Wanted was airing.
In addition to the rep’s statement, Dog’s daughter Lyssa wrote on Instagram that he is “on the mend.” She shared the news alongside photos of a hike she took in Colorado, writing that her late stepmom Beth, “would have loved” it.
We’re happy to hear that Dog is back home and feeling better. We’ll keep praying for his continued good health!