After Years Out Of Spotlight, Dog The Bounty Hunter Star Makes Dreadful Confession To Public
LifeAspire Staff 9/27/2017
Leave it to reality shows to bring to the mainstream unique lifestyles that we don't commonly think about. Duane Chapman, is one such reality star who brought to light a profession that most of us thought only existed in movies! Duane, more famously (or shall we say infamously) known as "Dog," is a bounty hunter.
For nearly eight years, A&E aired the show Dog the Bounty Hunter, in which Duane, with his signature long mane, tracked down people who had defaulted on their bail agreements. The show was mostly taped in Hawaii and Colorado, and shared not just the tricky business of finding bad guys, but also a family life that involved plenty of drama too.
Facebook/Duane "Dog" Chapman
It didn't take long for the audience to become captivated with a real life bounty hunter! Not only was the chase addictive, but so was the compassion and support shown by Duane and his family, to the captured fugitives who were encouraged to leave their old ways of crime and drugs behind.
If there is anyone who should know about fresh starts, it was Duane, who himself had been imprisoned in 1976, gone through a divorce from his first wife, reformed in prison, and then found a whole new calling as a bounty hunter, of course! As the seasons progressed, the audience kept getting a deeper insight into Duane's family, including his second wife Beth and their many children.
It's been a few years since A&E last aired the show. The last episode aired in 2012, and since then many have wondered what has happened with Duane. Radar Online has recently reported some updates for the fans of the Chapman family. Unfortunately, the news isn't exactly exciting.
Duane's second wife, Beth, recently shared some grim news with the public via a letter to Radar. Beth has been diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer at the age of 46. In her letter she wrote:
"... I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty 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!'"
The cancer was detected after a routine check-up for a nagging cough. Keeping her chin up through all this, Beth further shared in the letter that she is no stranger to hard times:
"My life has never been easy, and I surely don't expect it to start now. Still, I've never been a victim and I won't let cancer beat me ... I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come. I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time."
The tumor is serious enough to have an affect on breathing, so doctors have suggested immediate surgery and treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with the couple during this difficult time.