AceShowbiz - "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star Beth Chapman is facing another major health issue. The wife of Duane Chapman a.k.a. Dog the Bounty Hunter was rushed to Cedars-Senai Medical Center early Tuesday morning, November 27 after she had difficulty to breathe overnight.
Upon arriving at the hospital, doctors discovered a life-threatening blockage in her throat. She subsequently underwent an emergency surgery to remove the large mass that's obstructing her airways. Confirming how serious her condition was, her son Duane Lee tearfully told Page Six on Tuesday morning, "She's at Cedars-Sinai right now. It's life-threatening."
TMZ later provides an updated report saying that the surgery has ended and Beth has been taken into recovery. Her husband Dog is currently by her side at the hospital and other family members have reportedly flown in from Hawaii to L.A.
However, her health crisis is far from over as sources tell the site that doctors discovered her throat cancer has returned while performing the surgery. While the doctors allegedly said it's too early to give a prognosis, it's suffice to say that it's serious. They are currently evaluating treatment options.
According to The Blast, Beth has "felt sick" for the past few weeks and came to Los Angeles to see a specialist. Back in September 2017, the 51-year-old reality TV star was diagnosed with stage II throat cancer. After undergoing surgery to remove a plum-sized cancerous tumor from her neck in the same year, she was declared to be cancer free.
At the time, Beth revealed her diagnosis in a letter to her friends. "I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost 50 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,' " she wrote in the letter obtained by Radar Online.
"After months of a nagging cough, a routine checkup resulted in a diagnosis of stage II throat cancer," she revealed. "I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses."
After undergoing the surgery last year, Beth went through a tough recovery process. "I take it one day at a time," Beth said. "And I believe in the power of prayer." Dog was also supportive, adding, "She's very tough, and she can beat this."