There, Harper trained such celebrities as Ben Stiller and Ellen De Generes.
In 2004, he started working on the television weight-loss competition Television personality, fitness trainer and author Robert "Bob" Harper was born on August 18, 1965, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Over a month after his major heart attack, “The Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper is opening up on the near-death experience. It was Sunday morning, I was working out with some friends of mine, and at the end of the workout, I went down to the ground.” Watch! They started performing CPR on me, they pulled out the AEDs and used that on me twice before the paramedics got there super quick, and they jolted me one more time.” "The fact that there were doctors in the gym when I had the heart attack saved my life,” Harper emphasized.
During a Tuesday morning interview on “Today” with Savannah Guthrie, Harper shared about his condition, "I had what they call a widowmaker, and it was a 6 percent survival rate… Once he collapsed, the gym’s coach found two doctors at a nearby event who worked to save his life. “I will never, ever walk into a gym again that doesn’t have CPR, people that know their CPR, and there is an AED somewhere in that gym.” After he was rushed to the hospital, the 51-year-old would be unconscious for two days. ’ and 10 minutes later I was asking the same thing and just getting super emotional. So, I’m feeling good, I’m taking it one day at a time, and I’m doing exactly what the doctors tell me.” Harper revealed, "It was hugely shocking for me, and I’ve learned a lot about myself.
He spent 8 days in the hospital and is now resting in NYC ...
Bob just posted, "I'm on the mend now & want to thank everyone for the outpouring of messages and support." The 51-year-old says there's a history of heart disease in his family.
(Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Kohl's) TV personality Bob Harper poses for a portrait during the NBCUniversal Press Day at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 13, 2016 in Pasadena, California.
Actress Jennifer Jason Leigh was one of his first famous clients.Another gym patron, who is a doctor, administered CPR to save his life.According to TMZ, the 51-year-old was unconscious for two days and stayed in the hospital for more than a week.(Photo by Donato Sardella/Wire Image) Bob Harper of NBCUniversal's 'The Biggest Loser' poses in the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the 2016 Winter Television Critics Association press tour at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2016 in Pasadena, California.Born on August 18, 1965, in Nashville, Tennessee, Bob Harper was raised on a cattle farm before he discovered his passion for fitness after college, and moved to Los Angeles.