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Bob Harper: 'I Was Dead' During Massive Heart Attack

The 'Biggest Loser' trainer's heart literally 'stopped!'

Bob Harper is feeling very lucky to be alive right now. The celebrity personal trainer spoke to Savannah Guthrie on the Today show about suffering from a near-fatal heart attack.

“I had what they call a ‘widow-maker,”’ he explained. “It was a 6 percent survival rate, and the fact that there were doctors in the gym when I had the heart attack saved my life.”

The Biggest Loser coach, 51, added, “I was in full cardiac arrest. My heart stopped. Not to be dramatic, but I was dead. I was on that ground dead.”

He has since been doing his rehab and is feeling good. Bob said, “I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned a lot about the fact that genetics played a part in this.”

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