‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman Celebrates Her First Cancer-Free Christmas
It's a Christmas miracle! Former Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman had a pretty rough year after she was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in September. She documented her entire journey — from her diagnosis to her cancer removal surgery to her recovery — on the A&E special Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, and now she's giving fans an update on how she's been doing and she looked happy and healthy as she celebrated the holidays with her husband, Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman.
First, Beth shared a photo of her and her hubby posing in front of a Christmas tree as they prepared to go to church for a Christmas Eve service. Beth looked amazing in an all-black velvet dress with bell sleeves, wearing a diamond choker to hide her surgery scars. She also opted for another all-black ensemble for her Christmas outfit, and this time she relied on a turtleneck top hide her scars.
Fans flooded the comments section, gushing over how amazing she looked, wishing the family a happy holiday, and sending her words of encouragement after her cancer scare. "New year brings new beginnings, I hope you carry on in remission Beth," one fan wrote, and another commented, "Merry Christmas!! So happy that you’re healthy and wishing you and your family a happy New Year!"
After undergoing a 13-hour surgery, doctors were able to remove the tumor and cancerous cells from her throat. Back in November, Beth exclusively revealed to In Touch that she is currently cancer-free and gave fans an update.
"I had a doctor's appointment just recently where they went in and checked and did another scope down my throat, and the doctor said that it looks like I'm in good condition now," the 50-year-old told In Touch. "She got the margins all the way around it and she recommended that I keep my talking to a bare minimum, like 15 minutes an hour, and keep all the stress out of my life right now. She said stress is the No. 1 contributor to cancer, so while [I'm] trying to recover from it, [I] need to keep all of those things away from you. Part of me feels it's hard to believe that I had it, part of me thinks it's hard to believe it's gone."
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