If Dog the Bounty Hunter ever wanted to change his name but keep it three letters, he should go with “Job” because he is going through it right now. Only three months after losing his wife Beth Chapman to cancer, Dog will reveal on an upcoming episode of The Dr. Oz Show that he’s been diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism. Things were much more pleasant back when Dog was dragging dirtbags out of their shifty friends’ houses.
A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that gets caught in one of the arteries that go from your heart to your lungs, and it can be fatal. TMZ reports that Dr. Mehmet Oz will discuss Dog’s diagnosis with him on the show and attempt to scare him even further than his actual doctor probably already has. In fact, Doc Oz tells Dog that he’s a “ticking time bomb.”
Dr. Oz tells Dog he’s a “ticking time bomb” before offering this sobering message … “You’re not going to be here with the heart the way it is right now.”
See, that advice would make me regret leaving the hospital to come and sit across from Dr. Oz and have him tell me I should be in a hospital because my heart is a ticking time bomb.
Dog will reveal that he learned of his ailment after he was rushed to the hospital a week ago with chest pains. But he says he’s on the road to recovery.
In the clip below, Dog talks about how he once said he wasn’t afraid to die because he lost his wife, but it turns out he is.
Dog has been put on blood thinners and says that his family got on his peroxided ass after the heart scare and he’s working on eating healthier and trying to quit smoking. Get well soon, Dog! (And suddenly, I sound like Randy Jackson.)