Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman underwent surgery on Tuesday (Nov. 27) for a mass in her throat and the news is not good. Her cancer has returned.
“I can confirm that she was hospitalized today, had surgery to remove a mass in her throat, which was determined to be cancerous,” the family’s attorney Andrew Brettier says in a recent interview with E! News in the hours after Chapman was rushed to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after experiencing difficulty breathing overnight. “I understand that the situation is very serious. We are all concerned for her and the well-being of her family.”
Fans of the reality show, which ran for eight seasons on A&E, will recall that the 51-year-old was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer back in September 2017. In a message to her fans at the time, she expressed her shock over the turn of the events.
“As most of you know I’ve spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn’t see coming and certainly never expected,” she wrote in a heartfelt letter. “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.’”
After a 13-hour surgery, it sounded as if Chapman was cancer free, until now. We pray for the very best outcome for this incredibly sad story.