This is the fight of her life! In a new teaser for their A&E show, Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman's wife Beth Chapman gave fans a raw look at her battle with throat cancer, and she admitted that she "doesn't see a lot of optimism. They gave me 50/50 chances," of survival.
In the emotional look at the new season of the show beginning on Nov. 27, Dog asks his wife "what's going to happen if you leave us forever?" while Beth sobs "I want my children to see what a fight their mother put up." It's clear that no matter what happens, Beth won't go down without a fight. "Cancer picked on the wrong woman," said Dog, defiantly.
In September, Beth revealed in an emotional letter to fans that she has stage 2 throat cancer. About one week later, Duane finally broke his silence. "Thank you for your healing prayers and love for Beth during this difficult time," the 64-year-old wrote in a statement posted to his Facebook page.
"As most of you know I've spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn't see coming and certainly never expected. 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 69-year-old wrote in the note, obtained by Radar Online and published on Thursday, Sept. 14.
The reality personality went on to explain that she has a T2 tumor in her throat that is making it difficult to breathe. In response, doctors have advised Beth to undergo immediate surgery and treatment before the tumor progresses. "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 continued. "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. "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.”
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