‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper on his heart attack: ‘I was dead’

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( CNN) “Biggest Loser” host and fitness coach Bob Harper said he is thankful is still alive after suffering a mid-February heart attack at age 51 while working out in a New York City gym.

“I had what they call a widowmaker . … The fact there were doctors in the gym when I had the two attacks saved my life, ” Harper said in an early morning appearance on the “Today” show Tuesday.

“I was in full cardiac arrest, ” Harper continued. “I was dead, on that ground dead.”

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