She’s a fighter! Dog the Bounty Hunter and his wife Beth Chapman have been off the air for about two years, but they returned to reality TV to document Beth’s fight against Stage 2 throat cancer. The couple once again let A&E cameras into their home and Beth’s hospital room on the two-hour special Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives as she started her journey, and now Beth spoke exclusively with In Touch and she gave fans an update on her current health status.
“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.”
Beth underwent a very serious 13-hour cancer removal surgery to remove the T2 tumor in her throat, and doctors initially said that her surgery would only take five hours, but the tumor and the margins — the area of skin surrounding a tumor that is cancer-free — were further than they thought. Doctors ended up removing Beth’s lymph nodes along with a tumor the size of a plum.
At the very end of the special, Beth received the pathology test results and they came back with a clean bill of health. Now that Beth is cancer-free, she’s getting back to a normal — she looked happy and healthy while walking the red carpet at the Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 premiere event with her hubby.