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Dog The Bounty Hunter Reveals 'Life-Threatening' Heart Condition 3-Months After Wife's Death

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By Whitney Vasquez

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition just three months after his wife died.

Sitting down with Dr. Oz, the "Dog's Most Wanted" star spoke about learning he was suffering from pulmonary embolism in the heart.

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66-year-old Dog revealed the news just two weeks after being hospitalized because of chest pains.

Pulmonary embolism is a "life-threatening" condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs get blocked by a blood clot.

PEOPLE was the first to reveal Dog's diagnosis.

The clip was released on YouTube ahead of its airdate on Monday.

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Dr. Oz got real with Dog in the clip telling him, “You’re a ticking time bomb."

In the interview, which took place at the reality star's Denver home, Dr. Oz also stated he was surprised Dog wasn't more concerned about how his work will affect his heart.

“You’re not going to be here with the heart the way it is right now. Fear of death is normal," Dr. Oz is seen telling Dog.

"I’m surprised you don’t fear death when you’re chasing after convicts. But when you run away from doctor, that means you have to do your own doctoring.”

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Dr. Oz revealed Dog was still reeling from Beth Chapman's death, so he used her to convince the star to seek help.

“I said, ‘What would Beth do,’” Dr. Oz told PEOPLE. "‘What would she say to you? I don’t think she’d be happy with what you’re doing. You’re throwing away your life, you’re throwing away your ability to parent your kids. You have to man up.’ That’s what she would say.”

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Dog ended up coming to the realization that he needed help.

He said he's currently on blood thinners, eating healthy, and is trying to kick his smoking habit.

“I hesitated for a minute thinking, I don’t want to have to go through this again,” Dog tells PEOPLE. “I don’t want to die right now. I’m not afraid to die anymore, but I really didn’t care for awhile if something would happen. I do care now.”

As The Blast reported, Beth Chapman died in June after a battle with cancer.

They were married in 2006 and had two children together.

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