Good news! Lyssa Chapman revealed that her father, Duane “Dog” Chapman, is “on the mend” while taking to Instagram with an update about his health on Tuesday, September 17. She posted a beaming new photo of herself enjoying the warm weather outdoors and also shared a sweet tribute message for her stepmother, Beth Chapman.
“Dad is on the mend so I got to run out for a fun hike today. 🏃🏻♀️ 🏔 ☝🏽 I forgot my shoes in Hawaii so I wore of pair of @mrsdog4real up. She would have loved this #HikeColorado #theincline #manitousprings #missingbae,” the 32-year-old captioned her new post, garnering a plethora of supportive messages from adoring fans.
In a recent development, Duane, 66, was released from the hospital and sent home to focus on his recovery. The Dog’s Most Wanted star checked out Monday, September 16, after medical tests indicated he hadn’t suffered a heart attack, as initially speculated. Doctors now believe his heart “emergency” was actually the result of stress and blood pressure issues.
“Duane is resting comfortably,” a representative confirmed to In Touch. “He is overwhelmed by the support of fans and friends from around the world, and is deeply touched by the outpouring of prayers, love, and encouragement.”
Only a few months ago, Duane’s beloved wife and partner of nearly 30 years, tragically passed away after a long battle with cancer. He took to Twitter with a heartfelt message confirming the devastating news on June 26.
Shortly after, Lyssa took to social media with a sweet message of her own, recalling a funny moment shared between them on Dog The Bounty Hunter. Lyssa captioned the hilarious clip of her and Beth pranking Duane, “We sure ran them boys didn’t we @MrsdogC.”
Lyssa also gave an update about Beth before her death, revealing they had been cherishing every moment spent together. “We’ve been with her since she was back in Hawaii. Our family isn’t perfect but we’re family,” she wrote.
While chatting with In Touch exclusively in August, Duane admitted it’s been a struggle adapting to life without Beth, noting how he never imagined “it’d be this bad.” Luckily, he said the kids are getting joy out of watching her previous appearances on TV. “If they want to see mom, they just tune in WGN America. The show speaks for her.”