Beth Chapman, the wife of Dog the Bounty Hunter, is battling stage two throat cancer.
The star confirmed the news to Radar Online.
“As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected,” Chapman’s statement begins.
“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 reality star has confirmed it is a T2 tumor in her throat and it is affecting her breathing. The big issue plaguing the Dog the Bounty Hunter star is that doctors want surgery to proceed before the disease spreads.
“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. 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.”
It’s certainly a good way of looking at things. While some people would break down at the thought of such a harsh disease taking over their body, Beth is not ready to give up and sees this as a mere hurdle along the way.
“I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come,” Beth wrote to her followers. “I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time.”
Beth became a firm favorite with fans of reality TV when she appeared on Dog the Bounty Hunter with her husband, Duane Chapman and their family.
The series was a huge hit, airing from 2004-2012, but that was not the end of their grip on the reality TV world. After leaving A&E behind, they moved over to CMT to headline Dog & Beth: On the Hunt.
That show aired from 2013-2015, and the family has steered clear from the reality TV cameras since, but that’s not to say they are not still very popular.
They still have legions of fans across of the world.
We at THG would like to wish Beth a full and speedy recovery.