Millions of people know Bob Harper as the hard-hitting fitness guru from the hit television show, Biggest Loser. Much to the shock of fans, Harper, a fitness and health expert, recently suffered a major heart attack in the midst of a workout at a New York gym. TMZ first broke the news of the health crisis two weeks ago which left Harper unconscious for two days.
One day ago, Harper commented about the frightening health scare, which has him walking his dog (Karl) instead of killing it in the gym, on his trainerbob Instagram account:
trainerbob Well I guess you all heard what happened. Two weeks ago yesterday I had a heart attack. I am feeling better. Just taking it easy. KARL has been a great nurse. I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support. It feels good to be cared about. I’ve been home for 8 days now. Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I’m lucky to have such good friends and family to take care of me right now.
A subsequent Instagram post touches on his requirement to “just” walk his dog, rather than intense cross fit activity:
trainerbob I’m gonna miss doing #crossfitopen2017 this year with my #crossfitfamily The only exercise I can do right now is walking KARL around the city and in the park.
So how did something like this happen to a man whose entire life revolves around fitness? Blame it on bad genetics…he lost his mom to a heart attack.
Wishing you a speedy recovery Bob!
(Photo via Instagram/Trainerbob)