Reality star Duane “Dog the Bounty Hunter” Chapman had some good news to share about his wife Beth Chapman’s battle with cancer during last night’s two hour special Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives.
In the emotional special, Dog received the phone call updating them on Beth’s prognosis which showed that her latest test results came back with no signs of cancer. As he took the call, he said, “If you love me, Lord, you’ll let me die first. Don’t let me bury Bethy.” After getting the new he turned toward his family and wife to share: “Hello, attention. No cancer.”
“There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing,” he said on camera. “[The doctor] said if I wasn’t such a good husband it wouldn’t have worked out that great. Oh, I can breathe. Beth Chapman, you did it.”
Only a few months ago, the pair revealed that Beth had been diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer, and she soon underwent surgery to have a tumor removed. “As I start this battle, I don’t see a lot of optimism,” Beth says in the A&E special. “They give me 50/50 chances.”
After going public with her battle, Beth and her husband revealed they did so in hopes of helping at least one person. “Early detection is key,” Beth said. “I probably had the scratchy throat for a year. When something feels wrong, you need to get it checked immediately. That’s the lesson here. Also, everyone needs to pay attention to what you put in your body. Your diet is so important.”