Dwayne Head Dog Hunter Chapman revealed that he recently suffered from pulmonary embolism in the heart.
In a clip previewing his upcoming appearance on "Dr. Oz" on Monday, the 66-year-old reality star said he learned he had a "life-threatening" condition – with "blood clots blocking blood flow" – two weeks after being hospitalized for chest pain, according to People.
"You're a time bomb," Dr. Mehmet Oz told Chapman in the video from the output. "You will not come here with your heart as it is now. The fear of death is normal. I'm surprised you're not afraid of death when you pursue convicts. But when you run from a doctor, it means you have to take your own medicine. "
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After Chapman's diagnosis, Dr. Oz spoke to the magazine, explaining that the TV personality ̵
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He continued," I said, "What would Beth do. What would you say? I don't think you would be happy with what you are doing. You throw your life away, you throw away your ability to give birth to your children. You have to make up your mind. "That's what she would say."
Chapman admitted that he "hesitated for a minute" at first, but eventually agreed to receive care.
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"I hesitated to think for a minute," Chapman. "I don't want to die right now. I'm not afraid to die anymore, but I really didn't care for a while if something would happen. Now I'm interested. "
According to People, Chapman is already with blood thinners, maintaining a healthy diet and working to quit smoking."
"After that, I'm 100 percent," Chapman said. "I had fears. A blood clot is not normal, but it happens a lot, but I'm 100 percent. I'm encouraged by that."
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in the A&E show for eight seasons until it was canceled in 2012. The show followed the couple as they were being picked up. people who evade arrest warrants.
Later, he co-starred in the country television, Dog and Beth: Hunting. WGN America is in the process of producing a new series featuring the couple, called "The Most Wanted," which premiered in September. 4.
The Associated Press contributed to this report