This past September, Beth Chapman, the star of the A&E show Dog the Bounty Hunter, received some devastating news about her health. Chapman revealed in an open letter that she had been diagnosed with stage two throat cancer.
"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," Beth wrote.
Doctors informed her that the "plum-sized tumor" was blocking her breathing, so she had to undergo "immediate surgery." Two weeks later, she went under the knife for a 12-hour procedure to remove the cancerous growth.
Last week, two months after the operation, Beth and her husband, Duane "Dog" Chapman, shared an update on her condition, revealing that at one point doctors gave her "50/50 chances."
"As I start this battle, I don’t see a lot of optimism," Beth said in an exclusive clip from the couple's upcoming two-hour A&E special Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives.
However, despite her fears, she is continuing to fight as hard as she can, and Dog is remaining by her side as her No. 1 supporter. The TV star recently opened up about his wife's battle in an exclusive interview with People.