Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Under Doctor’s Care After Medical Incident, Spokesman Says

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
September 16, 2019 Updated: September 16, 2019

A representative for Duane “Dog” Chapman issued a statement after he was reportedly hospitalized.

“I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes—keep ’em coming,” the person wrote on his Twitter page.

The representative didn’t elaborate on the nature of the medical issue.

The “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star was reportedly hospitalized after suffering an unspecified medical emergency.

According to TMZ, Chapman, 66, felt pain in his chest and was taken to a Colorado hospital. The news outlet later reported that he suffered a possible heart attack, although tests are being conducted to determine what exactly had happened.

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The report, quoting unnamed sources, said he might need surgery.

Meanwhile, daughter Bonnie Chapman wrote on Instagram: “Love you, pops.”

Chapman became well known to American television audiences for his “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV series that aired from 2004 until 2012. His wife, Beth Chapman, starred alongside him.

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From the reality television show Dog The Bounty Hunter Beth Smith (L) and Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman arrive to A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center April 21, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)

In June 2019, Beth, 51, died after battling various forms of cancer.

In a recent interview, Chapman said that his wife continued to speak about her cancer diagnosis and kept filming their reality TV show until she died.

“She said no, this is my life, and I’m going to show every bit of it. So, she battled it for two years, beat it once, and then it came back very aggressive,” he told Fox News. “And then she decided chemo, she did one treatment, it just about killed her. She couldn’t even move her pinky. So, they said, well, you could get 16 months with chemo or 15 without it. And she said, ‘I’ve got to be out there with you and the family.’ So, she went all the way to the end. The week before she went to heaven, she put a guy in jail.”

In another interview with Entertainment Tonight, he recalled that Beth simply told him to let go as she was preparing to die in late June.

He told the website: “And I didn’t even make a decision, I almost said, ‘I can’t.’ Before I could say, ‘All right,’ she couldn’t breathe, and I called the ambulance … But every day, she talked as if she was not there. ‘Here’s what to do with this, here’s what to do with that. Don’t keep running your mouth. When they ask you a specific question, just answer that.’”

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.