Last week, fans of the reality show Dog the Bounty Hunter were sad to hear the news that star Beth Chapman had been rushed to the hospital.
Beth, 51, underwent emergency surgery at a hospital in Los Angeles to remove a mass blocking her throat, which doctors later confirmed was cancerous.
But Us Weekly reports that that Beth and her husband Dog (Duane) Chapman, 65, have already returned to their home in Colorado, ignoring the orders of doctors who wanted Beth to recover in hospital.
"They told us they didn’t want her to leave the hospital, but she was adamant, she just wanted to be home," Dog explained on Sunday.
Despite the risks, he says Beth is recovering well and wanted to get out of the hospital, at least until important test results come back this week.
"They say the cancer follows the path of least resistance, so it goes downward. Half of her lung was full of water," Dog revealed.
"But she’s much more comfortable now [that] she can breathe, but she just wanted to come back to Colorado, she loves it here."
While Dog explained that he pushed Beth in a wheelchair to and from the airport, he says she is adjusting well to life at home surrounded by friends and family. He even revealed that Beth was eager to get up get back to work.
"Beth slept for almost an entire day, and she was more comfortable, then she got up and she was trying to do things around the house," he said, "trying to do laundry and wash the dishes, I said to her, ‘I’ve done all that, don’t worry.'"
This is just a new chapter in Beth’s long-running cancer battle, as she previously underwent a 13-hour surgery to remove a tumor from her throat in 2017.
While Beth celebrated being cancer-free after her first operation, this time her family is waiting on test results to reveal more about her treatment plan and prognosis.
Last week, both Beth’s husband Dog (Duane) Chapman and their daughter Lyssa ("Baby Lyssa" to fans of the show) asked fans to keep Beth in their prayers as they waited for test results.
"She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery [on Tuesday]," Dog revealed last week.
"They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk… [She’s] doing the best she can and remains incredibly strong."
While Dog said Beth’s surgery removed "most of the throat cancer" and cleared her airway, doctors worry the disease may have spread throughout her body.
"Last time it didn’t spread at all," Dog said, "so we’re hoping the same thing."
As Beth said in a post on her Instagram page, this bad news is just "a bend in the road, not the end of the road," and we’re wishing her all the best.
[H/T: Us Weekly]