NBC News has confirmed a TMZ report that beloved “Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper suffered a heart attack two weeks ago.

Bob Harper of “Biggest Loser.” Photo via Wikimedia Commons
“He is on the mend,” NBC News told E Online.

“According to TMZ, the fitness guru was working out at a gym in New York City when he collapsed. A doctor happened to be at the gym and was able to administer CPR, using paddles to keep Harper alive,” said E Online.

“Harper said he woke up two days later in the hospital and remained there for an additional six days. Though he’s based in Los Angeles, TMZ reports he is still staying in NYC as his doctors have not cleared him to fly just yet.”

The 51-year-old reality TV star is now host of the show after being a trainer at the camp from 2005 to 2015. He says the cardiac’s cause is likely genetic, since his mother died of a heart attack.

Harper hasn’t tweeted since Feb. 7, five days before the attack. His Daily Burn website homepage also doesn’t mention the attack.

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