The wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman is reportedly in a medically induced coma, months after she announced that she is again battling throat cancer.
“Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you,” Duane Chapman tweeted on the night of June 22.
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 23, 2019
The family of the reality TV star also sent out their “sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth’s battle with cancer,” the news report stated.
In 2017, Beth Chapman underwent successful surgery for throat cancer. However, in late 2018, doctors informed her that her cancer returned before she underwent emergency surgery in November to remove a tumor in her throat.
In May, she issued a statement for the first time about her fight with cancer.
“Fighting cancer is the toughest battle I’ve ever been in,” the 51-year-old was quoted by The New York Post as saying. “But my faith in God and the love of my family is helping me through.”
In April, Chapman was also rushed to the hospital while she was vacationing in Hawaii. She reportedly had breathing issues and was sent home to rest.
“Beth started chemo for throat cancer last month. The treatments are in LA. They are going well, but they certainly take their toll on Beth,” family attorney Andrew Brettler said in January. “The Chapmans certainly have a lot on their plate. They just started filming for the new WGN show while Beth’s been going through treatment,” Brettler added.. “[It’s] not easy.”
Duane Chapman also elaborated on his wife’s battle with cancer: “I have cried a lot over this because Beth is my everything.”
He said, “Despite all of the obstacles I have overcome, this is by far the biggest test of my life and mark my words, I will not let her die,” according to the Daily Mail in late March.
Previously, the two have spoken about faith.
“Faith is probably the number one thing in our lives, no matter what we’re faced with. … Through this cancer episode, we had to drum up as much faith as we could. And the Bible talks about having faith as small as a mustard seed. And that’s not much. … And I thank God that we had at least that much faith to get her through that,” Duane said several years ago about her cancer during the first bout.
“When we made a pledge many years ago, I said I’d love her in sickness and in health until death do us part,” he told People magazine of his marriage. “And that truth has really, really come alive in my mind. And I have to stand on that; I gave her an oath that I would love her forever. And thank God it’s not till death do us part at this point.”