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When the results came in, Agus initially didn’t want to discuss them on camera for privacy reasons. But Weir and his producers said to keep the camera rolling as what he found was discussed. Weir said he blanked out when he was told by the doctor about the heart disease.

“His lips kept moving, but I stopped listening,” he recalled.

After less than 24 hours, Weir said he’s gotten a bigger response from viewers for this than for any other story he’s done.

He’s got an appointment with a cardiologist and is already taking a cholesterol-lowering statin and a baby aspirin each day. He’s changing his diet, and the Wisconsin native grilled salmon instead of bratwurst for the Packers playoff game last weekend.


AP Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione contributed to this report.