By Rick Sallinger


(CBS4) – “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman suffered a “heart emergency” at his home in Colorado this weekend, TMZ reports. For Chapman, it’s not been the best of times.

Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman, films a segment of his television show on June 28, 2015 in Malone, New York. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In late June, his wife and co-star, Beth, passed away following a long bout with throat cancer. She was 51.

Hundreds attended her memorial service in Aurora.

Chapman tearfully told those gathered, “I cannot believe that she died, this is not possible. I want to wake up from a dream.”

Beth Chapman and Duane Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (credit:Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Then early last month, someone broke into Chapman’s “Free as a Bird” bail bonds office in Edgewater. He did not search for the suspect.

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“I’ve trusted these cops for 35 years. I had put your faith in cops, but don’t do nothing yourself,” Chapman said.

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He was reportedly taken to a hospital after feeling a pain in his chest. TMZ reported Chapman may need “corrective surgery.”

“I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes – keep ’em coming,” a spokesperson for Chapman told CBS4.

The Chapmans starred in the popular reality series “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which chronicled the adventures of their family-owned bounty hunting business and aired from 2004 to 2012.

The pair and their son Leland also starred in CMT’s reality series, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt,” for three seasons from 2013 to 2015.

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Rick Sallinger

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