Report: Beth Chapman’s Doctors Suggest Tracheotomy, Feeding Tube

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Senior Reporter
Jack Phillips is a reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
June 25, 2019 Updated: June 25, 2019

A report said that doctors have suggested to “Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Beth Chapman to undergo a tracheotomy procedure as well as get a feeding tube.

The Blast reported on June 25 that the family is facing the tough medical questions after the family confirmed she was placed in a medically induced coma last week.

The family is now discussing their options while they are at her bedside in Honolulu, Hawaii, according to the report.

The report added that her issues are, chiefly, a lack of oxygen and an inability to swallow food.

The reality TV star was diagnosed with cancer last year. Several years ago, she was declared cancer-free.

“There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing,” Beth’s husband Duane “Dog” Chapman said in 2017. “[The doctor] said if I wasn’t such a good husband, it wouldn’t have worked out that great. Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you did it.”

On Twitter, the 66-year-old wrote to “please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you.”

Duane Chapman on June 24 posted a photo of his wife in a hospital bed, writing, “You all know how she is about HER NAILS !!”

Doctors then placed her in a medically induced coma to spare her from pain during treatment, according to the family spokeswoman Mona Wood-Sword.

Wood-Sword told The Associated Press on June 24 that she was still in a coma to spare her from pain from her treatment. “Duane and the family feel she’s such a fighter, she could get better,” Wood-Sword said. “The family still has hope.”

“We’re told Beth was not reacting well when she arrived at the ER … she was in a lot of pain and required oxygen. Our sources say as doctors tried to treat her, Beth began yanking out the lines doctors were using to give her fluids and medications,” TMZ also reported, detailing what had happened.

Previously, the pair have spoken about faith amid her battle with cancer.

Dog the bounty hunter
Bounty Hunter Dog Chapman (R) and his wife Beth Chapman of “Dog The Bounty Hunter” speaks with the press at the TCA Press Tour Cable at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, on July 21, 2004 . (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“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.”

Beth, in May, revealed that she wasn’t opting to have chemotherapy.

“Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me,” she was quoted by as saying at the time. “So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson. And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing.”

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