Duane 'Dog' Chapman reveals a 'broken heart' led to his recent hospitalization

Duane "Dog" Chapman thinks his recent health scare has to do with his grief over his wife, Beth Chapman's, death.

In an interview with Colorado's FOX31 and Channel 2, the 66-year-old TV personality opened up about his hospitalization following chest pains, which came just months after his wife's June death.

"I just couldn't breathe. It was like I had ran a 3- or 4-mile run, you know how you feel when you get like that? And all I did is work out," Chapman, who traveled to the hospital without an ambulance, said. "So there's something haywire or it's psychologically. I don't know, you know? I guess things happen like that." 

"I don't do drugs and really didn't do drugs like they do today. We didn't have that back in the '60s, right? Or '70s," he continued. "A lot of psychological things go through your mind when this happens, you know? So something's gotta break."

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman sighting on March 07, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by David Aguilera/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
WAIKIKI, HI - SEPTEMBER 12: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife Beth Chapman arrive at the CBS 'Hawaii Five-0' Sunset On The Beach Season 6 Premire Event at Queen's Surf Beach on September 12, 2015 in Waikiki, Hawaii. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: (L-R) Chairwoman of Vettys Inaugural Ball Assal Ravandi, Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman, Duane "Dog" Chapman, and guests attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Beth Chapman (L) and Duane "Dog" Chapman attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Katie Cook and TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards - After Party at Rocketown on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Duane Dog Lee Chapman and Beth Chapman pose at the Wonderwall portrait studio during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: (L-R) Darius Rucker, Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personalities Beth Chapman and Duane Dog Lee Chapman speak onstage during the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: TV personality Duane "Dog" Chapman (L) and Beth Smith attend the 2013 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Smith arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Duane Lee 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: TV personalities Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter arrives at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: TV personalities Duane 'Dog' Chapman and Beth Chapman attend The ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 05: Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter (L) and Beth Chapman attend the ACM Experience during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Orleans Arena on April 5, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jerod Harris/ACMA2013/Getty Images for ACM)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
TV personalities Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman and wife, Beth Smith arrive at Comedy Central's Roast of Charlie Sheen held at Sony Studios in Culver City. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
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While Chapman, who's still undergoing tests to determine the cause of the scare, said that "it feels much better now," he reiterated the severe grief he's continuing to suffer.

"I'm going through some psychological things right now too, so that doesn't help," Chapman said. "I think, basically, I had a broken heart. And of course, it's going to heal."

A source close to Chapman confirmed his weekend hospitalization to ET earlier this week, while a rep for the TV personality said, "I can confirm Dog is under doctor's care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes -- keep 'em coming."

On Tuesday, a rep for Chapman told ET that he was doing well after being discharged.

"Dog is back at home and resting comfortably," the statement read in part. "He is overwhelmed by the support of fans and friends from around the world, and is deeply touched by the outpouring of prayers, love and encouragement."

A source familiar with the situation also told ET that Chapman checked out of a Colorado hospital late on Monday night, after doctors determined that the pain he had experienced was caused by high blood pressure and stress. The source added that after going to hospital, Chapman underwent an angiogram, which came back clear, and that he would not require any surgery.

Back in July, Chapman told ET about the impact his wife's death had on his health, which included him losing 17 pounds.

"I can't eat. Two bites, I'm full," he said at the time. "I got to force feed myself like I force fed her."

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