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Reality TV Star Rushed To Hospital

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Sad news for one of the stars of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch.

Phil Harris, the captain of the Cornelia Marie, suffered a stroke on Friday while unloading his boat and was flown to a nearby hospital.

Harris is now said to be in a medically induced coma after undergoing a 12-hour surgery Sunday night in order to reduce brain swelling.

Harris' sons, Josh and Jake, released the following statement:

"Josh and Jake Harris thank everyone for their heartfelt thought and prayers. 'The Deadliest Catch' community has always been more like family than just fans, and Discovery Channel joins the Harris boys in thanking everyone for their wishes of support. Captain Phil is resting comfortably and is in the care of excellent doctors and nurses. We will update everyone on his progress as best we can."

Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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27 comments to “Reality TV Star Rushed To Hospital”



  1. 1

    That's really too bad. I hope he recovers. However if anyone ever caught the show he was a ticking time bomb. So unhealthy.



  2. 2

    very sad…



  3. 3

    I love that Salty Dog!!! Get well soon!!



  4. 4

    YOU'RE 3 DAYS LATE TONS O FUN



  5. 5

    HUGE overbite.



  6. 6

    Aw =( Get better Phil. I love ya!



  7. 7

    I love Captain Phil. Hope he gets better soon, especially since he was sick from that blood clot in his lung last year-apparently, it runs in his family since his momma had one too.



  8. 8

    Late again Mario.

    Hope Phil recovers-not a huge shock, though, given that he was unhealthy even by Alaskan crab fisherman standards.



  9. 9

    Smoke some more!!! Obviously he doesn't take care of himself.
    Let this be a wake up call!!



  10. 10

    This is NOT BREAKING NEWS…you act as if it just happened but I heard this days ago…get with the program or get the eff out!



  11. 11

    Get well soon Captain.

  12. meme says – reply to this


    12

    So sad. He's the best thing about that show. I hope he can recover from this.



  13. 13

    Ok…you're only like FOUR DAYS late with this story. Old news.
    I wish him well. Hope he recovers. Love that show and his family!

  14. Harv says – reply to this


    14

    Perez, do you live under a rock ??
    This is old news, stop playing with yourself and start reporting current news.



  15. 15

    Well it's time for this pig to died, he must have killed millions of King Crab.



  16. 16

    Yeah. Thanks for the WEEK OLD news.

  17. JoeyW says – reply to this


    17

    Good grief Mario…this happened DAYS ago!! So much for 'an up to date celebrity gossip blog'! Face it dude, you're fast approaching your sell by date!



  18. 18

    God bless him. I like his show. Perez, I was reading about this yesterday. Your kind of late.



  19. 19

    Awww…that sucks. Get well man! I can't wait for the new season of Deadliest Catch!



  20. 20

    Hope He Gets Well Soon
    But I Have To Say It's Old News!



  21. 21

    Love you, Phil, Josh, and Jake! You are all in my prayers!



  22. 22

    I hate him. Hope he dies.

  23. T.rex says – reply to this


    23

    from what i see on the show, i like that whole family… the 2 brothers, and the dad. They are all different, yet all share the same family bond. I wish the best for Cap'n Phil. He did always seem a little bordering on ill-health, though.



  24. 24

    number 22. aren't you just a bundle of joy! Be strong Capt. Phil!

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


    25

    I love this show. It's really hard work, but a captain sits for long hours at the helm which isn't good for circulation. Truckers endure the same health problems.
    These crabbers have warrior souls to go out into those roiling cold seas season after season. Best hopes from me to captain, family and crew.



  26. 26

    poor phil, he's been sick forever. he had a blood clot enter his lungs last season and overall he's a smoker, overweight, and ill most of the time. but i looooooove him and hope he gets better soon. deadliest catch wouldn't be the same without him!



  27. 27

    hope he gets better..he hasn't had the best couple seasons on that boat! Get well Phil! Your fans are thinking about you!