In a recent open letter to friends, family and fans, Dog The Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman opens up about potentially deadly diagnosis.
Beth and her husband Dwyane ‘The Dog’ Chapman have been off the air for a few years, but they’ve been busy working as lobbyists for the bounty hunting industry. That’s why Beth’s sudden announcement took her fans by surprise.
“As most of you know,” she begins, “I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected…”
In Beth’s letter, she shares details about her diagnosis of Stage II 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.’”
For months Beth had been dealing with a nagging cough that wouldn’t go away. When she finally went to the doctor, they found a tumor in her throat. The growth will require immediate surgery as it could potentially stop her from breathing.
Beth writes, “I’ve stared down the devil more than once in my life but I’ve never faced a real life or death decision. My life has never been easy, and I surely don’t expect it to start now. Still, I’ve never been a victim and I won’t let cancer beat me. I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road.”
“My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come.”