Beth Chapman, the wife of Duane “Dog” Chapman, is in a medically induced coma after she was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Queens Medical Center in Hawaii, according to a statement released by the family on Saturday.
The family asked friends and fans to “pray for Beth” and also sent their “sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers,” Hawaii News Now reported.
“Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you,” Duane Chapman tweeted early on Sunday.
Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you
— Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 23, 2019
Hundreds of fans took to Twitter early this morning to show support.
Thank you for the update dog! I'm so sorry for the situation, but we all know bethy is the toughest person God could challenge. She's gonna fight back. Praying 🙏🙏🙏🙏
— MeSoBrutal (@MeSoBrutal) June 23, 2019
Lord please be with the Chapman family right now,
I know you are doing the best you can, because this is your plan for them. Lift them up and and hug them all…Thank you Lord Jesus Amen 🙏🏻❤️
— Michelle Kelnhofer (@mtalkington66) June 23, 2019
Lord please put your healing hands on Beth and family 🙏
— maddyyyyy (@madisonlowe1234) June 23, 2019
You and your wife are certainly in my prayers. May God grant her healing and a quick recovery.
— Kathleen Lessman (@kathleenlessma3) June 23, 2019
Dear god please look after dog Chapman and his wife Beth we love them very much and we need them to be strong, prayers for Beth Chapman and dog the Bounty Hunter and the whole Chapman family may god be there with you amen 🙏🙏
— Nicholas Apenianski (@NApenianski) June 23, 2019
Sending ❤️ & prayers FOR God’s Divine Intervention. Mrs Beth, YOU are a fighter, strong in your faith ✝️ & a positive lady. I know God continues to use you & Dog as His Vessels to give Hope to #Millions May God HEAL YOU. May God send ANGELS OF PROTECTION. #POWERofPRAYER
— Janey M (@Derm_girl98) June 23, 2019
Just heard about Beth this morning, so sorry so upsetting, sending Prayers for Peace and Comfort for you and your family, God Bless Beth
— valerie (@valw202) June 23, 2019
The latest development comes after Beth’s prolonged struggle with cancer. She was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017. The cancer was successful removed and Dog announced to relieved fans she was recovering.
But it returned in 2018 and spread to her lungs. In November, she had to undergo emergency surgery and started chemotherapy.
She was also taken to hospital in April after she developed breathing issues.
Duane, 66, and Beth, 51, are best known for the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter, which launched on A&E in 2004 and ended in 2012. The show follows the bounty hunting and bail bonds business ran by the couple.
After Beth was diagnosed with cancer, they started a TV special called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives in 2017. The show featured Beth’s 13-hour surgery to remove the cancerous tumor in her throat.
Despite her health crisis, Beth was able to participate in the filming of episodes of their upcoming WGN America reality series Dog’s Most Wanted. A premiere date for the new series has not been announced.