One of the longtime stars of a successful reality TV series has been placed in a medically induced coma. CBS News reports that Beth Chapman, who starred along with her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman,” for eight seasons on A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” is in the intensive care unit of Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.
Beth Chapman, 51, has battled cancer for years, according to media reports. Duane Chapman posted a message early Sunday on his Twitter account confirming the latest news.
“Beth Chapman underwent successful surgery for throat cancer in 2017,” Hawaii News Now reports. “But last year, doctors told her the cancer had returned and she underwent emergency surgery in November to remove a tumor in her throat.”
Chapman was reportedly hospitalized in April because of fluid accumulation in her lungs and underwent a procedure to relieve pressure.
CBS News reports that the couple’s Da Kine Bail Bonds office in Honolulu and a storefront for a “Dog the Bounty Hunter” shop closed in January.
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” aired for eight seasons on A&E, from 2004-2012, a run of 246 episodes.