Beth Chapman, the wife of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, was hospitalized over the weekend, according to a report.
“Beth Chapman has been rushed to a Hawaii hospital with serious breathing issues,” a source told Us Weekly on April 6, adding that Beth “hasn’t been feeling well of late and Dog is by her side. One thing everyone knows about Beth is that she’s a fighter.”
Andrew Brettler, the family attorney, appeared to confirm the news to Fox News, saying she is resting at home.
TMZ also reported that Chapman needed medical help after having breathing trouble. Sources told the news outlet she is “home and doing fine,” and doctors said the breathing issues were related to her cancer diagnosis.
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Earlier this week, Duane Chapman posted a photo on social media of his wife in Hawaii.
The medical scare comes months after the Chapman family confirmed to news outlets that she was diagnosed with throat cancer.
“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,” 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, saying, “I have cried a lot over this because Beth is my everything.”
Beth Chapman rushed to the hospital with breathing difficulties that seem related to throat cancer.
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.
The two have credited the family’s faith in her battle with cancer.
“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 Chapman said several years ago. His wife was previously diagnosed with cancer.
“I constantly ask God to heal my honey and make sure He takes care of it. I’ve been telling Him that I’m going to try and quit smoking and cursing. I’m a dealmaker, and I’ll do anything,” he also said.
"Another bend in the road, yet not the end of the road,#faith, #love #stayhumblepray." Beth Chapman
“I don’t listen to the bad news. I don’t want to hear it,” Duane also said of how he’s coping with the diagnosis. “I pray a lot, anywhere. I cry all the time. I’m a sinner. I pray a lot. I have done double that.
The reality TV star also said he’s sticking with his wife no matter what.
“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 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.”
Beth first revealed she was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017.
“After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage 2 throat cancer,” she wrote at the time. “I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses.”