In September, Beth Chapman, the start of A&E’s TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter shared information about her stage 2 throat cancer through an open letter. According to Beth, she has faced unexpected problems for almost 50 years, but nothing was more serious than what the doctors had told her two weeks before she wrote the letter. She was panic-stricken when they said, “you have cancer.”
The star had struggled with a persistent cough for several months, but nothing made her think that this could be an indication of a serious health problem. However, her doctor discovered a tumor when performing a routine checkup. She needed immediate surgery because the tumor was causing breathing problems.
Beth had to undergo a serious surgery that lasted for 12 hours. This happened two weeks after receiving the bad news. The doctors managed to remove a plum-sized tumor.
About two months since she underwent the surgery, Beth and her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, have decided to update their supporters about her progress. Beth wants her supporters to know that she will fight the cancer until she beats it regardless of her worries.
In a clip from the upcoming 2-hour special on A&E, Beth said, “As I start this battle, I don’t see a lot of optimism.” This is because they gave her 50/50 chances.
The upcoming special is titled Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives. It follows the couple who have been together for sixteen years as they start the biggest battle of their life.
According to what Beth wrote in her letter after the diagnosis, her life has been difficult and she doesn’t expect it to be easy. However, she won’t allow cancer to beat her. She has also accepted that she is walking on a rocky road with many unexpected challenges. However, she knows that “a bend in the road is not the end of the road.” Her husband believes that “cancer picked on the wrong woman.”
The family also lost their adorable dog, Delilah. This happened when they went for the matriarch’s procedure in Los Angeles. According to Chapman, the precious “baby” waited for long and eventually died without seeing mommy. Delilah’s death was a devastating incident and a huge loss. “I’ll love and miss you forever,” Chapman said.
Click on this link to see a video of the upcoming A&E special that will premiere on November 27th at 9 p.m E.T. We are praying for Beth as she fights to stay healthy.