Dog the Bounty Hunter Suffers Apparent Heart Attack, May Need Surgery

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Duane "Dog" Chapman was hospitalized over the weekend after a suspected heart attack -- and we've got the latest on this troubling development.

The incident comes just a couple months after Duane lost beloved wife Beth Chapman to cancer.

Duane Chapman Interview Pic

Details are still coming in regarding the health scare, but this is what we know at the moment:

According to TMZ, Chapman was taken to a Colorado hospital after experiencing chest pains.

The celebrity gossip outlet states that doctors are not entirely sure what happened, even as we write this... but they do think there's a chance the famous bounty hunter will need surgery to correct whatever caused the chest pains.

"I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably," a rep for the reality star says, adding simply:

"Thank you for all of your well wishes - keep 'em coming."

Duane and  Beth

The official Dog the Bounty Hunter team Twitter account retweeted Moore's message and wrote:

"This is an official response from a member of Dog's Management Team to today's media stories."

Again, this is all we can really confirm at the moment.

Beth Chapman, however, passed away in late June after a battle with throat cancer.

She and Duane had been together for well over two decades, with the latter expressing open and candid remorse over his wife's passing on numerous public occasions.

"It's 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain," he wrote to confirm her passing at the time. "Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth."

Beth Chapman and Her Man

Said Duane to Hawaii News Now shortly after saying goodbye to his soulmate:

“You kind of try to remember that you’re celebrating life, but right now we’re mourning the death, so it’s not good."

He latter added of his late wife:

"Her way was to live. She wanted to live so bad and she fought so long, and the reason she fought, she liked life but she wanted to show people how to beat it and what to do when it got her...

"One of the last things she said [was] ‘It’s a test of my faith.'

"She had faith and that was it...

“I loved her so much. As Lazarus lay, Jesus said he’s not dead, he’s sleepeth. My final words are Beth isn’t dead, she’s sleeping."

Duane Chapman and Beth Chapman in New Promo

Making this heartbreaking matter even worse?

Chapman's store was recently broken into, with thieves getting away with some of Beth's stuff.

Seriously, how much can some people suck?!?

We wish Duane nothing but the best and send him our best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.

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