Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Leaves The Hospital Despite Doctor’s Advice


Beth Chapman, costar of Dog the Bounty Hunter was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer a year ago. Her husband, Duane Chapman went on Facebook to tell everyone about the news.

He shared a post by the Star-Advertiser that reported the story. He said: “Thank you for your healing prayers and love for Beth during this difficult time.” His wife went through that first emergency throat surgery immediately after she was diagnosed. Unfortunately, after celebrating a year of being cancer free, her cancer returned.

She was taken to Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Hospital and went through a second surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Their son, Duane Lee has said: “It’s life-threatening.” The doctors told her to stay at the hospital but she decided to ignore their warnings and leave.

Duane gave an interview with US weekly where he explained the difficult decision that they made to leave the hospital. “They say cancer follows the path of least resistance, so it goes downward. Half of her lung was full of water,” he stated on Sunday, December 2. “She’s much more comfortable now [that] she can breathe, but she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here.”

It seems as if the tumor was causing a life-threatening throat blockage and obstructing her airway. That is why she was having difficulty breathing easily.

The doctors are concerned but the couple has decided to ignore their advice. Her husband said: “They told us they didn’t want her to leave the hospital, but she was adamant, she just wanted to be home.” “We were met by friends when we landed who brought us home,” he added. “Beth slept for almost an entire day. When she was more comfortable, she got up and she was trying to do things around the house, trying to do laundry and wash the dishes. I said to her, ‘I’ve done all that, don’t worry.'”

They are now anxiously awaiting the biopsy results.

Dog reported the following about the surgery: “They got most of the throat cancer out. Her airway is clear now, but the doctors are afraid that it has spread. They are doing [the] biopsy scan to check if it has spread. Hopefully, it hasn’t spread. Last time, it didn’t spread at all, so we’re hoping the same thing.”

The family is concerned about Beth’s health but her fans are also doing their best to support her as she goes through this difficult time. Many were posting their concerns and encouragement on Twitter and telling her to stay positive and realize she is loved during this difficult time.

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Doitright651 posted the following on Twitter: “You got this, Beth! You’re a hell of a fighter and have a hell of a support team and friends like us that will be your prayer warriors and cheerleaders. Love Ya!” “I have been praying for you, Beth. May God’s Holy Spirit heal you and bring forth much love and light to The Chapman family during this time. My heart goes out to everyone,” added Soulworkwithjen. Even John Luke, Featured Auctioneer on A&E’s hit show Storage Wars, New York, sent his wishes: “Just saw that Beth Chapman is in the hospital [as she is] not doing well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your husband Duane, and your family for a fast recovery. #GodBless.”

A close friend of the Chapmans, Rainey Robinson had written something and Beth shared it after arriving home post-surgery. It is about the love that Beth and Duane share. Robinson said: “It is the small things… He indeed holds her heart in his hands. In the wee hours as we awaited the call of her emergence from the event, I was struck by many things. There isn’t much to do while you wait. Literally, time feels like it’s standing still. So, you think. You watch. While many don’t understand the chaos and supercells this family weathers, I do.”

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It is the small things…. He indeed holds her heart in his hands. In the wee hours as we await the call of her emergence from the event, I am struck by many things. There isn’t much to do while you wait. Literally time feels like it’s standing still. So, you think. You watch. While many don’t understand the chaos and super cells this family weathers. I do. They are indeed the crazy glue that keeps each other together. They fight large and love even larger. I watch as the patriarch fields constant contact from the outside wanting any shred of news. He guards her. Fiercely. He is in his own private hell. You know this. You can see it in his eyes and hear his voice crack when he speaks of her. He guards her as she has guarded him so many times before. Unwaveringly and unconditionally. For many this larger than life family can be baffling. For those of us that see it on the daily, it’s easy to understand. Because at the core is an absolute love for one another and the family they have created. What the future holds for all is unknown. What I do know is that none of them will be alone. There is a blanket of peace and serenity knowing this. You see, it is indeed the small things. The gestures, the soft words spoken, being present, providing encouragement, being humble, saying silent prayers, a wink, a squeeze of the hand or uttering the word Chiricahua. All of it mattered. Every. Single. Thing. ❤️💔❤️

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She continued, “There is indeed crazy glue that keeps each other together. They fight large and love even larger. I watched as the patriarch fielded constant contact from the outside wanting any shred of news. He guards her. Fiercely. He is in his own private hell. You know this. You can see it in his eyes and hear his voice crack when he speaks of her. He guarded her as she has guarded him so many times before. Unwaveringly and unconditionally. For many, this larger than life family can be baffling. For those of us that see it on the daily, it’s easy to understand. Because at the core is an absolute love for one another and the family they have created.”

Robinson ended with the following words of encouragement: “What the future holds for all is unknown. What I do know is that none of them will be alone There is a blanket of peace and serenity knowing this. You see, it is indeed the small things. The gestures, the soft words spoken, being present, providing encouragement, being humble, saying silent prayers, a wink, a squeeze of the hand, or uttering the word ‘Chiricahua.’ All of it mattered. Every. Single. Thing.” The beautiful caption received hundreds of positive responses on both Robinson’s page and Beth’s. Carolwoodward5955 commented, “I am praying for you. Don’t give up! I’ve always loved the Chapman family. God bless.”

Beth was born in Denver, Colorado on October 29, 1967. Her father, Gary Smith played professional baseball for the Kansas City Athletics. Her given name is Alice Elizabeth Smith. She is a well-known producer of Dog the Bounty Hunter (2003), Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (2013), and Hawaii Five-0 (2010)

On May 20, 2006, she married Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman. They have two children together. She was formerly married to Keith A. Barmore. Beth has been a resident of Hawaii since 1989.

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