‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper suffers heart attack

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2012, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama and Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser," right in blue shirt, do the Interlude dance during a Let's Move event with children from Iowa schools at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Harper tells TMZ he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for several days in February 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – Fitness trainer and host of NBC’s “Biggest Loser” Bob Harper says he is recovering from a serious heart attack that left him unconscious for two days.

Harper tells TMZ he was working out in a gym in New York City this month when he collapsed. He says a doctor who also was in the gym performed CPR on him.

The 51-year-old Harper says he spent eight days in a New York hospital and has not yet been cleared to fly home to Los Angeles.

Harper has been a fixture on all 17 seasons of “The Biggest Loser.” He served as a trainer on the show from 2004 to 2015. He took over as host of the reality weight loss program last year.

Harper told TMZ he attributes his heart attack to genetics. His mother died from a heart attack.

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