Dog The Bounty Hunter's Beth Chapman In Medically Induced Coma, Family Asks For Prayers

Dog the Bounty Hunter Duane Dog Chapman and Beth Chapman in Dog's Most Wanted promo for WGN America

Spare a thought for Beth Chapman today as the Dog the Bounty Hunter star is currently fighting for her life. Duane "Dog" Chapman shared a news post revealing his wife Beth -- who has been battling throat cancer -- was admitted to the ICU in Hawaii and is now in a medically induced coma. He also shared this message asking fans for prayers:

Both Beth, age 51, and Dog Chapman, age 66, are familiar to fans of the A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter, which ran for eight seasons from 2004 to 2012. The series found new fans in syndication, and the couple got their own spinoff Dog and Beth: On the Hunt on CMT in 2013. In November 2017, A&E aired a two-hour special called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives, documenting Beth Chapman's struggle with throat cancer.

A few months ago, WGN America announced a new show called Dog's Most Wanted would be coming soon to the network, with Dog and Beth hunting down the Most Wanted Fugitives as determined by lists from the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and States throughout the U.S.

Part of WGN's Dog's Most Wanted filmed Beth Chapman's cancer battle. The first trailer was recently released, showing Beth in the hospital. The teaser said the show was "coming soon."

However, according to TMZ, the release date for the show was pushed back to next year. Beth Chapman's health has to come first, and right now the family is taking it one day at a time. TMZ added that Beth has struggled with cancer for years, and when her throat cancer returned last fall, she underwent aggressive chemo.

According to Hawaii News Now, which first posted the Chapman family's update on Beth in a medically-induced coma, Beth Chapman had a successful surgery for throat cancer in 2017 before the cancer returned last year; then she had another emergency surgery last fall to remove a tumor in her throat.

Beth Chapman's Twitter account had been posting right up Saturday. Dog the Bounty Hunter fans are sending good wishes to Beth and the Chapman family on social media, hoping for positive updates to come. Stay tuned for any further news on her health, and any updates on the WGN show.

Gina Carbone

Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.