'Deadliest Catch' captain Phil Harris 'resting comfortably' after surgery?
The health of Phil Harris, the captain of the Cornelia Marie, is still uncertain.
"The Deadliest Catch" personality who suffered a stroke on Friday (Jan. 29) is still at an Alaskan hospital, but his there are differing reports about his condition and treatment.
His sons Josh and Jake Harris, who work with their dad on the crab-fishing boat, released the following statement through Discovery Channel:
"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."
We hope this is good news. TMZ's report about the lengths doctors had to take, however, sounds pretty frightening.
The gossip mag claims that the captain underwent 12-hour emergency surgery Sunday night (Jan. 31) and had to be put into a medically induced coma post-surgery to preserve higher brain function.
Discovery Channel stuck by the statement they released when asked about the TMZ report.
We hope Captain Phil is on the mend.
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