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Life of the Party podcast: The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper tells his heart attack story

Celebrity personal trainer Bob Harper, 2019. Photo by Matt Hawthorne, courtesy of Edelman public relations.
Celebrity personal trainer Bob Harper, 2019. Photo by Matt Hawthorne, courtesy of Edelman public relations.
Published Jun. 19

Two years ago, Bob Harper was working out in a New York City gym. He doesn't remember anything after that.

Two days later, the celebrity personal trainer from The Biggest Loser woke up in a hospital. He had suffered a heart attack and gone into cardiac arrest.

"That was a huge wake-up call," he said, calling into the Life of the Party podcast. "You know what I do for a living. I'm the health and fitness guy. I'm the one you come to when you want to fix the things that aren't working in your life, and all of a sudden the tables were turned for me."

Harper, 53, now goes around the country with Survivors Have Heart, a national movement that tells the stories of heart attack survivors and the people who care for them. He recently visited Tampa on his tour.

We asked him how his own habits have changed since the attack. We also talked about his tattoos and how he's celebrating Pride month. And we didn't let him get away with telling us if he's involved with the 2020 reboot of The Biggest Loser.

Plus: We revisit the entire history of Grey's Anatomy and break down Taylor Swift's new LGBTQ-friendly party video for You Need to Calm Down. Is this song good or bad?

Listen with the players on this page or download and subscribe to Life of the Party for free on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.


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