Latest Update On Dog The Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Says She’s Not Expected To Recover

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Update: Since the time of this writing, Duane 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Chapman has confirmed his beloved wife has passed away. More details are breaking.

News broke on June 23 that Beth Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter fame was in the hospital in a medically induced coma. Now an update indicates that she's not expected to recover from her health crisis, which stems from her long battle against throat cancer. Here's the latest.

Family sources reportedly told TMZ that Beth Chapman is not expected to recover or leave the hospital, with her family gathering to be with her while hospitalized in Hawaii. Many of Chapman's kids and grandkids already live in Hawaii, but her mother reportedly flew from the continental U.S. to be with her daughter. According to the sources, not much can be done for Chapman, and medical decisions are being made with the input of her doctors.

Beth Chapman's situation seemed dire when news first broke that she was in a medically induced coma, and she's struggled with cancer for years. She first had a seemingly successful surgery in 2017, but the cancer returned in 2018 when she needed an emergency surgery to remove a tumor.

On June 23, Duane Chapman -- a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter -- shared a message on Twitter asking for prayers for his wife. The next day, he shared a photo tribute of his wife that is truly touching. Take a look:

Beth Chapman may be in a medically induced coma she's not expected to recover from in a hospital, but her family apparently went the extra mile to keep her nails as she would want them. As sad as the situation is at the moment, Duane Chapman's post is something to smile about.

The Chapmans haven't shied away from sharing Beth's illness with fans. In November 2017, A&E aired a two-hour special chronicling Beth's struggle with throat cancer with her husband by her side, called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives. They came to fame on that network thanks to Dog the Bounty Hunter, which ran for a grand total of eight seasons from 2004-2012. A spinoff called Dog and Beth: On the Hunt aired in 2013, although on CMT rather than A&E.

More recently, WGN America announced a new show starring the Chapmans in the works, called Dog's Most Wanted. The WGN America show filmed some of Beth's battle with cancer, as can be seen in the teaser for the new series. The release date for Dog's Most Wanted has reportedly been pushed back to 2020 so that Beth's health could be the priority.

It remains to be seen if the series will be retooled following Beth's turn for the worse. The teaser used her cancer as an angle for Dog's work, and that may not be a marketing avenue to pursue in the long run.

Our thoughts here are CinemaBlend are with the Chapman family in this difficult time.

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