Leland Chapman, the son of Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman, was hospitalized in Alabama this week after suffering an injury to his knee.
The two Chapmans were on a manhunt in Colorado, AL.com reported, when Leland tore a major ligament in his knee while trying to subdue a suspect.
The hunt was the first work detail since the recent death of Beth Chapman, Duane’s wife and Leland’s stepmother. Last month, she lost a two-year battle with throat cancer.
A spokesperson told AL.com that Leland would be out of commission for around six weeks following the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. The apprehension during which the injury took place reportedly took place during filming for an upcoming show of “Dog’s Most Wanted.”
AL.com shared the story to its Facebook page, sparking many reactions.
“Prayers for him to recover quickly, and for his family on the loss of his stepmom,” wrote one commenter.
“I didn’t know he lived in AL,” someone else commented. “Glad they caught the guy, sorry he got hurt.”
“Careful dude. We just lost Beth. We don’t want to lose you too,” wrote another.
‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Shares Eulogy as Late Wife Celebrated at Hawaii Memorial
Duane Chapman honored his wife’s final wish for a traditional Hawaiian memorial, where he delivered a touching eulogy.
The celebration of Beth Chapman’s life took place on Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, Hawaii, on June 29, and consisted of a traditional Hawaiian ‘Oli chant, followed by a prayer and a paddle out to the ocean, TMZ reported. The 51-year-old passed away on June 26 after losing her battle with throat cancer.
Beth Chapman’s Memorial in Hawaii — https://t.co/kXfpRmzfnK
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 28, 2019
In the eulogy, Duane Chapman talked about how after his mother’s passing she was laid to rest in Hilo, Hawaii, and how a local tribesman declared him an official Hawaiian since his mother “was part of the land, the sea, the sky, and the rain.”
“And now Beth is going to be placed here too. She got there before I did, my island,” Chapman jokingly added.
He said that Beth unusually called him by his stage name, “Dog,” when expressing her wish for a Hawaiian-style memorial.
“She said, ‘Please, Hawaiian style, Duane Dog Chapman.’ I tried to have her call me Dog for so many years. She said, ‘Please do this right,’ so I appreciate everyone being here. I have to go out on the boat so I can see everybody right, its Hawaiian tradition and style. Thank you all, God bless, Aloha.”
After the eulogy, a Hawaiian outrigger boat headed out to sea, joined by surfers for a final “paddle out.”
Dozens of family, friends, and fans attended the memorial, which was open to the public. Earlier, Bonnie Chapman, the couple’s daughter, shared an invitation to the event on social media.
“In her own words, she said, “I love Hawaii” the most, so we are sending her off in true Hawaiian style, aloha,” the invitation reads.
— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonniejoc) June 28, 2019
Family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword was cited by WJLA as saying those attending the service were asked to bring “ocean-friendly loose flowers.” but no lei because the string isn’t good for marine life.
Some recorded the memorial on their phones before sharing on social media.
— Lyssa Chapman (@BabyLyssaC) June 27, 2019
If you’d like to pay respects, feel free to. pic.twitter.com/fuOsOBm27Q
— Bonnie Chapman (@Bonniejoc) June 26, 2019
At Beth Chapman’s Service pic.twitter.com/hHRKWVey8i
— NinjAloha50 (@ninjaloha50) June 30, 2019
Another service will be held for Beth Chapman in Colorado, where the couple had another home.
Beth and Duane Chapman starred in the A&E reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” until its cancellation in 2012. They later starred in Country Music Television’s “Dog & Beth: On the Hunt.”