Prayers up. Dog’s Most Wanted star Duane “Dog” Chapman is asking fans for prayers while his wife, Beth Chapman, remains in a medically induced coma. On Saturday, June 22, the 51-year-old’s health took a turn for the worse in her ongoing battle with cancer.
“Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you,” Dog, 66, tweeted on Sunday, June 23.
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 23, 2019
The Chapman family shared details about the state of Beth’s health in a statement with local TV news station Hawaii News Now. The former Dog the Bounty Hunter star was admitted into the ICU at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, where she was placed under a medically induced coma. Duane and the Chapman family “humbly ask everyone to please pray for Beth,” according to the statement. They also send their “sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth’s battle with cancer.”
Beth was first diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017. She underwent cancer removal surgery and chemotherapy and by December 2017, she was cancer-free. In November 2018, she was rushed to the hospital again and had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a life-threatening blockage in her throat. After the surgery, Beth learned that her stage 2 throat cancer had returned. Since then, Beth has been undergoing alternative treatments for cancer instead of chemotherapy and she’s been sharing every step of her journey with fans on social media.
On May 12, the reality star opened up about her journey during a Mother’s Day sermon at The Source Church. She gave a speech detailing how she overcame all of the past hardships that she’s been through in her life, and she also shared a message about how her faith is helping her get through her current cancer battle.
“I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?’ … I know why. Because this is the ultimate test of faith,” Beth said during her speech. “It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known. … Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me. … For me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson.”
Our thoughts are with the Chapman family during this difficult time.
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