Duane “Dog” Chapman is out of the hospital and recovering following a medical incident over the weekend.
“Dog is back at home and resting comfortably,” a representative for Chapman told CNN 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.”
On Monday, Chapman’s representative confirmed the “Dog’s Most Wanted” star was under a doctor’s care and resting, following reports he’d experienced a heart-related emergency.
In a statement on Twitter, a representative for Chapman said, “I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes- keep ’em coming.”
The representative declined to clarify the nature of Chapman’s medical issue.
Meanwhile, daughter Bonnie Chapman wrote on Instagram: “Love you, pops.”
Chapman became known to television audiences via “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” a reality TV series that aired from 2004-2012. His late wife, Beth Chapman, starred alongside him on both his current and former series until her death in June.
In a recent interview, Chapman said that his wife continued to speak about her cancer diagnosis and kept filming their reality TV show until she died.
“She said no, this is my life, and I’m going to show every bit of it. So, she battled it for two years, beat it once, and then it came back very aggressive,” he told Fox News. “And then she decided chemo, she did one treatment, it just about killed her. She couldn’t even move her pinky. So, they said, well, you could get 16 months with chemo or 15 without it. And she said, ‘I’ve got to be out there with you and the family.’ So, she went all the way to the end. The week before she went to heaven, she put a guy in jail.”
In another interview with Entertainment Tonight, he recalled that Beth simply told him to let go as she was preparing to die in late June.
He told the website: “And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t.’ Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe, and I called the ambulance … But every day, she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.’”
They had been married since 2006 and raised 12 children together, some from prior relationships.
“Dog’s Most Wanted” airs Wednesday nights on WGN America.
The CNN Wire and Epoch Times Reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this report.