Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman hospitalized after suffering 'serious breathing issues' amid throat cancer battle

Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman hospitalized after suffering 'serious breathing issues' amid throat cancer battle
Bounty Hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman and Beth Chapman (Source : Getty Images)

In a new report, Dog the Bounty Hunter's wife Beth Chapman has been hospitalized after she started experiencing "serious breathing problems". The 51-year-old, who is currently battling throat cancer, was rushed to hospital in Hawaii on Saturday.

According to Us Weekly, the mother-of-five was taken to a medical facility "with serious breathing issues." An inside source told the media outlet, "She hasn’t been feeling well of late and Dog is by her side. One thing everyone knows about Beth is that she’s a fighter."

Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman (L) and Beth Chapman attend the Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball at Hay-Adams Hotel on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images)


As previously reported, Beth started her chemotherapy sessions in Los Angeles in December 2018. She had earlier spoken about her stage II cancer diagnosis in September 2017 but announced that she was cancer-free a few months later.


Unfortunately for the TV couple, Beth's throat cancer returned a year later which led to her having emergency surgery to remove a mass in her throat. At the time, Dog looked morose and addressed the media by asking fans to "pray" for his ailing wife, with daughter Lyssa Chapman next to him, he said, "Please say a prayer. She’s not doing good."


In an interview with Daily Mail last month, Dog revealed that his wife of 13 years wanted to spend her last days on the hunt, tracking down fugitives for their new WGN America show 'Dog's Most Wanted'. He said, "'My baby has cancer and she is fighting like hell. I have cried a lot over this because Beth is my everything."


The TV personality continued, "Despite all of the obstacles I have overcome, this is by far the biggest test of my life and mark my words, I will not let her die. She is my rock and my bodyguard. I will do everything I can to keep her here."

Beth Smith (L) and Duane 'Dog' Chapman arrive at A&E Television Networks Upfront celebration held at Rockefeller Center April 21, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)


Dog further said, "If this were me, I would be a big sissy. But not Beth. She is still hitting the ground running with me. Beth is determined cancer won't slow her down. In fact, I am so amazed by Beth's strength and positive attitude. She has told me repeatedly that if these are her last days on earth she wants to spend every moment with me on the hunt, living life to the fullest and enjoying the time we have left together.

Previously, in what appeared to be an insight into her ongoing treatment, Beth had shared a picture in support of CBD (cannabidiol) products. “The real medicine behind the plant is very interesting. The healing qualities are vast,” she wrote for the image of a CBD extractor. “We need to all be far more open-minded to new treatments. Israel is leading the world in these studies. We no longer need to poison patients to get them well,” she added.


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