Dog the Bounty Hunter contemplated suicide after wife Beth's death but stopped because she wouldn't approve
Dog 'the Bounty Hunter' Chapman hoped that he would not 'live much longer' without Beth who passed away after battling throat cancer for two years
Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman made a heartbreaking confession in the season finale of his show 'Dog’s Most Wanted' on Wednesday, November 6.
Chapman revealed that he was considering taking his own life after his wife Beth Chapman succumbed to her cancer last summer.
"I’ve only been alone as I showered and I had to run out without a towel because I can’t be alone right now," Chapman said, according to People. "That’s when I start thinking about things," he continued.
He shared that he did not realize "psychologically" that she was gone and that he would never see her again. He also added that he hoped that he would not "live much longer" without her. "I want to take a God**** pain pill so bad," he shared.
"I feel like if I did something to myself right now and passed away suicidal and I got to heaven and was like, ‘Hi honey,’ and would she go, ‘You d*** a**, why would you do that?’ Or would she go, ‘Wow, you’re here.’ I’ll be like ‘Of course I’m here. You left me. I’m here.’ So, am I obligated to do that?" Chapman asked.
Recently, Chapman agreed to undergo some treatment for a pulmonary embolism which is a serious heart condition that was diagnosed months after Beth's passing. The condition is considered to be 'life-threatening' where one or more arteries have been blocked by blood.
"I don’t want to die right now. I’m not afraid to die anymore, but I really didn’t care for awhile if something would happen. I do care now," Chapman said.
Beth passed away on June 26 after battling throat cancer for two years. She died at the young age of 51. Around the time of her death, Chapman said, "It’s about 6 a.m. in Hawaii, Honolulu. At 5:30 something, Beth usually gets up every day to hit Koko Head mountain here with the family, some of her girls and her dog, and today at that time Beth’s hike was the stairway to heaven".