Dog the Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman in Medically Induced Coma Amid Cancer Battle

The reality star has been in and out of the hospital since she was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017.

By Corinne Heller Jun 23, 2019 4:19 PMTags
Beth Chapman, Duane Chapman, Dog the Bounty Hunter, CMT AwardsMichael Loccisano/Getty Images

Dog the Bounty Hunter's Beth Chapman has been hospitalized again amid her cancer battle and has been placed in a medically induced coma.

Hawaii News Now first reported the news late on Saturday. The 51-year-old wife of main star Duane "Dog" Chapman was admitted to the ICU at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, her family said in a statement to the outlet. Their agent confirmed to E! News that Beth is in a coma.

"Beth is one of the strongest people I've ever known, and if anyone can beat this, it's her," the agent said in a statement. "No matter what happens, she and the family have placed all of their hope, faith, and trust in God. Other than that, I'd just ask that all of her and Duane's fans keep Beth and the entire family in their prayers."

"Please say your prayers for Beth right now," Dog tweeted. "Thank you love you."

He also shared a link to the Hawaii News Now report.

The family also sent their "sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth's battle with cancer," according to the outlet. 

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On Saturday night, the couple's daughter Bonnie Chapman  tweeted a photo of her parents, with two red heart emojis.

Beth has been in and out of the hospital since she was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017.

After her diagnosis, she underwent surgery to remove a mass and went into remission for a year before her cancer returned, which prompted another surgery. Last December, Dog said Beth's cancer has spread throughout her throat and lungs and is "incurable." That month, she began undergoing chemotherapy in Los Angeles. In April, she was hospitalized and treated for an accumulation of fluid in her lungs.

Over the past few months, despite her illness, Beth filmed episodes of the new WGN America series Dog's Most Wanted with her husband.