“Deadliest Catch” star Sig Hansen is recovering from a heart attack he suffered last week while filming season 12 of the show. He attempted to keep on working, but he was hospitalized and treated.
Sig spoke with TMZ Live to give an update on his condition. According to the captain, his heart attack was a huge wake up call. As fans of “Deadliest Catch” are aware, Hansen is a big smoker. This latest health scare has made the veteran fisherman take a second look at his habit. He reveals that he’s trying to quit his smoking habit … gradually.
Two things the doctor told Sig Hansen to avoid while healing is to cut down on sex and eliminating cigarettes.
Sig said he “tossed” the cigs, but “sneaks” in one or two when he can. As for sex, he wasn’t so willing to obey doctor’s orders on that!
The doctor urged Sig not to engage in sexual activity for a week or two, but he said it wasn’t a viable option.
Capt. Hansen said when you spend “months at sea,” you “obviously” want to make up for lost time when you get home!
The “Deadliest Catch” star said to “make matters worse,” the doc prescribed him Viagra and said “take these when you’re ready.”
Hansen said cigarettes accounted for 20 percent of his heart attack. He blames season 11 — summing it up as a “pain in the ass.” In large part, he said residual stress contributed to the heart attack.
Cameras were rolling when Sig fell unconscious on the deck of his boat. He was then treated at an Anchorage area hospital. His daughter, Mandy Marie Hansen, posted a selfie of herself with Sig while he was in a hospital bed.
“Capt survived the ‘widowmaker’ !! Beating a heart attack ain’t easy. Welcome back boss,” Mandy wrote.
Sounds like Sig Hansen is recovering and doing well after his heart attack!
Captain Sig Hansen will return with the rest of the cast at the end of this month on “Deadliest Catch.” Season 12 premieres on Tuesday, March 29 at 9 p.m, ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.