Deadliest Catch Star Suffers Heart Attack at Sea

Sig Hansen now 'in good spirits'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2016 10:25 AM CST
Sig Hansen arrives at the world premiere of "Cars 2" at El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles, Saturday, June 18, 2011.   (AP Photo/Katy Winn)

(Newser) Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen started having chest pain while filming at sea on Wednesday, and though he didn't want to stop working, his crew insisted on calling emergency services for the captain, Us reports. Turns out the 49-year-old had a heart attack, reps tell TMZ; the gossip site says he actually briefly fell unconscious. He was airlifted to a hospital in Anchorage, Alaska, and later Wednesday the reality show's account tweeted, "He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!" (Read more Deadliest Catch stories.)

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