​Dog The Bounty Hunter's Wife Beth Chapman Is Now Cancer Free​

It wasn't too long ago that Duane 'Dog' Chapman and his wife, Beth Chapman, resolved to give up their hunting lifestyles for good. But now, miraculously, that may not be necessary.


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The pair's crime-fighting career, made famous by Dog The Bounty Hunter looked to be over following Beth's cancer diagnosis, but now Beth has received the all clear.

The pair have been told by doctors that Beth now shows no sign of cancer, a moment captured in the two-hour special Dog & Beth: Fight of Their Lives on the American cable channel A&E this past Monday night.

"There is a God. This could be a miracle. This could be a healing," the reality star said on camera as he delivered the good news to his wife. "[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."

Just before the Chapmans received the news, Dog had prayed for a positive outcome, saying, "If you love me, Lord, you'll let me die first. Don't let me bury Bethy."

Beth was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer earlier this year and, at the start, she didn't have high hopes.

"As I start this battle, I don't see a lot of optimism," Beth said in the A&E special. "They give me 50/50 chances."

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Even though Beth couldn't see a positive to the situation, Dog told People that he would stand by his wife no matter what. Now that's a husband.

"When we made a pledge many years ago," the 64-year-old bounty hunter told the magazine. "I said I'd love her in sickness and in health until death do us part.

"And that truth has really, really come alive in my mind. And I have to stand on that, I gave her an oath that I would love her forever. And thank God it's not till death do us part at this point."

Beth underwent a gruelling 13-hour operation to remove the tumour from her throat in September and found the recovery a tough process.

However, the surgery has turned out to be a great success, and the Chapmans hope their experience will encourage others to get checked early.

"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."

Beth also advised fans to make sure they keep an eye on what they eat, saying a healthy diet is 'so important'.

Whether the Chapmans return to the screen or not, it's great to hear that Beth is on the mend and cancer-free.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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