Duane Chapman shares update on wife Beth Chapman's health after second throat cancer surgery: 'She's not doing good'
The 65-year-old 'Dog The Bounty Hunter' asked fans to 'pray' for his ailing wife, with daughter Lyssa Chapman next to him
Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman gave the media an update on the condition of his wife Beth Chapman, who was recently rushed to the hospital for a surgery when her throat cancer returned. Beth was taken to the hospital after she couldn't breathe and a huge mass was found in her throat that was later identified as cancerous.
The 65-year-old Duane spoke to the media when leaving Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills on Wednesday evening where he reportedly met with two friends, reports Daily Mail. He 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."
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Lyssa stepped in and offered her own comments saying, "We really appreciate the prayers of our fans and we appreciate the support of our fans. We're all so devastated, we love our mommy so much. We got such an amazing outpour from our fans and we really appreciate it. Poor daddy." Duane added, "Listen we love you guys too bro, aloha, say a prayer." Before getting into his SUV, he added, "I wish she could have been here tonight."
After his wife's surgery, Chapman shared details about the procedure in an interview with US Weekly and revealed that the newly discovered lump in her throat was double the size of the mass she had previously. He said, "She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday. They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk."
In light of the medical emergency, Duane explained that his wife was "doing her best" and is staying "incredibly strong". He also revealed that Beth will be undergoing a second biopsy on Wednesday after doctors discovered "something in her lung, which may also be cancerous."
Beth first revealed that she was diagnosed with throat cancer in a letter to friends in September 2017. "I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected," she wrote at the time.
"I’ve been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost 50 years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, 'You have cancer'."
In the letter, she revealed how her cancer was detected. "After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage II throat cancer. I have, what is referred to as, a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses."