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Fans beg Sig Hansen to stop smoking after chest pains scare on Deadliest Catch

Sig Hansen touching his chest on Deadliest Catch
Sig complaining of chest pains on last night’s episode of Deadliest Catch

Fans have begged Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen to stop smoking, after this week’s episode showed him suffering chest pains a year after his heart attack.

Sig had to be flown out by plane after having tests when he started complaining of pains on the left side of his chest. It comes after the skipper of the Northwestern suffered a full-blown heart-attack while out at sea last season.

After footage of the drama was revealed, fans took to social media to plead with Sig to give up cigarettes.

One said after we posted the story: “For the love of god, Sig. Please quit smoking! We love you and the Northwestern! Praying all is well and the pain goes away. Stay safe honey!”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smoking

Others took to the Deadliest Catch Facebook page, with one saying: “Sig, quit smoking or unfortunately the end will come sooner than you and the rest of us would like.”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smokingAnother added: “So watching tonight’s show and Sig is crying about his heart and then lights a cigarette.”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smokingOthers called for him to step down from being captain altogether, so he could avoid the stress.

One said: “Now is the time to be good to yourself, get rid of the smokes, booze and stress and let someone else take the helm, and enjoy the rest of your life with your family.”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smokingAnother added: “He should retire from the boat. Better to be alive and enjoy your family than to die at sea. By the way, smoking all those cigarettes isn’t going to help not getting another heart attack.”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smokingAnother said simply: “STOP SMOKING SIG!”

Facebook comment about Sig Hansen's smokingWatch footage from last night’s episode below as Sig goes for a check-up after the stress-related pains set in.

Deadliest Catch airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Deadliest Catch. 

Julian is the editor of Monsters & Critics. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the... read more
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