'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Gives Update on Wife After Throat Cancer Surgery, Asks Fans for Prayers


Cancer doesn’t care if you are famous or just the average citizen — it can and does invade families worldwide without discrimination.

Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman has had to watch his wife, Beth Chapman, battle throat cancer since September 2017.

The couple has been a fan favorite ever since their debut on the A&E series, “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which aired from 2004 to 2012.

The couple has been pretty upfront about their ups and downs over the years, agreeing that 51-year-old Beth’s cancer diagnosis has been one of the toughest journeys they’ve had to face.

In November, Chapman confirmed that his wife’s throat cancer has returned.

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“She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday,” Chapman told Us Weekly. “They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk.”


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Another bend in the Road yet not the End of the Road . #faith #love #stayhumblepray

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On Nov. 28, the 65-year-old Chapman was seen leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant with his daughter, Lyssa “Baby Lyssa” Chapman.

When reporters asked him about his wife’s condition post-surgery, Chapman looked visibly upset.


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We started our love affair one thanksgiving a long long time ago it’s a special day for us hope yours was just as special ❤️

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“She is not doing good,” Chapman told TMZ. “I appreciate the question and please say a prayer.”

Noticing her father was so upset he could hardly continue to speak, Lyssa chimed in.

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“We are all so devastated,” she said. “We love our Mommy so much and thank you guys for being here.”

“We got such an amazing outpour from our fans and we just really appreciate it,” she continued. “Poor Daddy.”

One day later, Beth Chapman posted a photo of herself in a hospital bed with her devoted husband by her side.

“Another bend in the road,” she wrote on Instagram, “yet not the end of the road.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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