She’s on her way to healing! Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman stepped out for a romantic date night with his wife, Beth Chapman just days after she underwent surgery for a tumor removal, and Beth looked like she was in good health despite her stage 2 throat cancer diagnosis.
On Wednesday, Sept. 27, the couple was spotted leaving Craig’s in West Hollywood after enjoying dinner together, Us Weekly reported. Beth wore a sheer black dress with black heels and a glittery clutch, and she wore a red and black scarf around her neck to seemingly hide the incision from her surgery. They were also spotted together the next day and she wore a more casual ensemble of a vintage Kiss T-shirt, black jeans, sneakers, and another scarf around her neck.
Beth, 49, was smiling and looked to be in good spirits, and it seems like she’s recovering well after her recent hospitalization. On Sept. 16, she underwent a 13-hour surgery to remove a malignant, plum-sized tumor from her throat, and according to Radar Online, Beth was readmitted to the hospital over the weekend days after her release. Learn more in the video below!
The outlet reports that Beth was expected to recover in a rehab facility for several weeks after her surgery. “It’s very delicate,” Dr. Gabriel Mirkin — who has not treated Beth — told Radar of the procedure she underwent on Sept. 16. “You have to protect the tissue and dissect the nerves. If it was done improperly, she could lose her speech! If things go well, it will still take several months for her to recover.”
As previously reported, Beth revealed in an open letter — obtained by Radar earlier this month – that she had stage 2 throat cancer. Despite her diagnosis, she told fans that she is remaining optimistic about her future. “To be certain, I’ve stared down the devil more than once in my life but I’ve never faced a real life or death decision. My life has never been easy, and I surely don’t expect it to start now,” she wrote. “Still, I’ve never been a victim and I won’t let cancer beat me.”
According to Beth — the mom of daughters Cecily, 24, Bonnie, 17, and son Garry, 16, with Dog, 64, and son Dominic, 37, from a previous marriage — she is ready to fight cancer with all she’s got for the sake of her family.
“I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road,” she added in her letter. “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.”