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'Deadliest Catch' Guy Suffers Stroke

1/30/2010 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Phil HarrisPhil Harris -- captain of the Cornelia Marie on "Deadliest Catch" -- suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized, a Discovery rep tells us.

A spokesman for the show tells TMZ, "Phil Harris suffered a stroke while in port off-loading from the F/V Cornelia Marie. He has been transported to a medical facility and is receiving the best care possible. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and we will make more information available as we know it."

Phil has been captain of the Cornelia Marie for 18 years, according to the Discovery website, where his two sons serve as deckhands.

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jill92802    

We love you, Phil. Get better soon!

Mike and Jill

1696 days ago
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LizInPA    

I wish Captain Phil a swift and full recovery.
Maybe he'll come away from this willing to speak on the dangers of heavy smoking and drinking. Even if you never watched the show you can see the damage done by the heavy smoking and drinking all over his face.
He's lucky to be alive on many levels.

1696 days ago
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PC45    

No one is safe from stroke. Here's a guy that was the picture of great health, really took care of himself, did everything right. And even he had a stroke. Boy, you just never know!

1696 days ago
94.

Ali    

Ha Ha Ha!
Serves him right for Killing and overfishing the waters for all those poor crabs. Paybacks are are a motherf...!

1696 days ago
95.

Horseface    

I hope this stroke puts him out of commission for good. The crabs are resting easier with one less ahole overfishing the waters.
That's what he gets for being a greedy bastard!

1696 days ago
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Jill    

I live on St. Paul Island, Alaska, where he suffered his stroke. He also suffered a heart attack, and is paralyzed on the left side of his body.. it's so sad.

1696 days ago
97.

Steve    

Jill
are you sure? no BS?

1696 days ago
98.

NanceInWA    

Captain Phil - Get well soon! Love ya and wish you a speedy recovery. Please get rid of the cigs.

1696 days ago
99.

JMCC    

Gosh, a guy who smokes 3 packs a day and eats 13 pork chops a day has a stroke. This guy is the biggest douche bag.

1696 days ago
100.

Annie    

I am so sorry to hear about Captain Phil I love that show and I love him. My best wishes to he and his family. My husbad had two strokes and you could not tell there was anything wrong with him so keep the faith.

1696 days ago
101.

Jeff    

PC45-You must be joking right. Trying to get a rise out of your post?

"He did everything right"?? Oh, yea, sure right. Smoking pack after pack after pack of cigarettes? That was healthy. Eating pounds of pork chops? Yup, healthy there too. Drinking Redbull? That is definately healthy. Working on a ship with no sleep and lots of stress? Double yup there also.

I'm sure he was a nice guy but don't make him out to be a saint. He's a poor role model, not that he was making himself out to be one, but just read the many postings here praising him like he was a saint. Right now he's out of the business. The damage that occurred is irreversible and he'll never be on a boat again or do anything remotely normal with the paralysis.

So much for living life the right way!

1696 days ago
102.

Michelle    

Get well soon Phil~We love you!~

1696 days ago
103.

South Beach    

Very best to you Phil. It's been a rocky road the last yer or so. Hang in there!

1695 days ago
104.

Redskins fan    

I love Captain Phil...regardless if he has smoked or not, get well soon Phil. I like all the captains on that show...can't wait until the next season.

1695 days ago
105.

badger    

Fish pimpin aint easy! Its easy to say quit smoking and eat right but most are quick to criticise. Stress hurts and most cant comprehend stress as it relates to your real life.
A change would be good if not the best option. The call of the wild has taken many good peeps.
I love and respect people who make it a point to love thier kids. The show is only a small portion of the greatness you eminate
Fight it brother get better for them!
Us OG's got to stick together!!!

1695 days ago
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