64-year-old Duane Chapman, better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter, is asking for your prayers. He made the request while giving an update on his wife’s serious health condition.
Dog made a name for himself as televised a bounty hunter capturing fugitives and counseling them afterward to encourage them to turn their lives around. His family and team members played a big role as well in the long-running “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV series.
Now Dog is doing everything he can to save his wife’s life. Beth Chapman, 50, was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in September, according to Radar Online.
“I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come. I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time,” she said at the time.
She also revealed that doctors only gave her a 50/50 chance of surviving her cancer battle, People reports. Now after enduring treatment, her prognosis is looking hopeful.
Dog said, “When we made a pledge many years ago. 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 explained, “I take it one day at a time. And I believe in the power of prayer.”
Dog asked for prayer as well, saying, “I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me because I’m not the one who has it. I just want our fans to say prayers for Beth.”
Dog explained what it was like to tell their kids about the cancer diagnosis the first time, according to Radar Online.
“They would not accept the fact that mom was even sick. When I had to break it down to them it became mutiny on the bounty. It was devastating to me,” he said.
Beth added, “You have to have a little bit of realism. You have to look at the situation and think, this is serious stuff. You can’t always candy coat it…I want to hope for the best always, but you’re not always going to get the best. I needed to be realistic about things, and not look at this through rose-colored glasses. Because it isn’t rosy.”
Dog also emphasized the importance of early detection, and Beth explained that her first symptom was a scratchy throat that lasted a year before she had it checked out. She has since had a tumor extracted from her throat, but the recovery has been very difficult.
In other news, one of Britain’s most popular sitcom actors has died. Prayers for his family as well.