Deadliest Catch’s Captain Sig Hansen has been hospitalized for severe chest pains while fishing on the F/V Northwestern during a taping of the show.


In a deleted Instagram post from daughter Mandy Marie Hansen, she confirmed her father had a heart attack.

“Capt survived the ‘widowmaker’!! Beating a heart attack ain’t easy. Welcome back boss,” she wrote.

The official Twitter for the show has updated its viewers and fans of the shows. They tweeted, “Hey Catch Crew, we know there have been a lot of questions about Sig today. But we wanted to make sure we had all the info for you. .@northwesternsig experienced chest pain at sea. While he wanted to keep going, the crew insisted that they dock to get help. He was airlifted to Anchorage, Alaska, and immediately rushed to a medical facility.He is with his family and in good spirits. Please send him your love and prayers!”

The Discovery show premiered in 2005 and returns for Season 12 in March.

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