Duane Chapman, commonly known as “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” has been admitted to hospital after experiencing a possible heart attack.
Chapman was rushed to a Colorado medical facility on Monday after experiencing chest pains. It is thought that he might need to undergo surgery. His official Twitter account sent out a message noting that he was “resting comfortably.”
Chapman’s daughter, Bonni, posted a simple message on Instagram in light of the news: “Love you, pops” she wrote.
The news comes just a few months after Dog’s wife, Beth, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.
Beth diagnosed with throat cancer back in September 2017, before going through a period of successful treatment — however, by 2018, the cancer had spread to her lungs and was terminal.
Amid such a testing trial, Beth spoke candidly about her faith.
“I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?’” she said during a Mother’s Day service at The Source Church in Bradenton, Florida. “He’ll roll his eyes at me again, because I know why — because this is the ultimate test of faith. It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known.”
God “doesn’t do things for no apparent reason,” Beth continued, before admitting that it sometimes takes a while “to figure out what your lesson is in the circumstance that you’re going through.”
Chapman himself has spoken openly about the pain of grieving his wife’s death.
“I lost 17 pounds in two weeks,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “I can’t eat. Two bites, I’m full. I’ve got to force feed myself like I force fed her.”
“We’re holding up. It’s something you just don’t want to face,” Chapman added to ABC’s Stahan Sara and Keke, calling Beth the “lioness” of the family.
“You kind of try to remember that you’re celebrating life, but right now we’re mourning the death,” Dog told the Hawaii News Now.
“For a few years we knew this day would come. It came really unexpected, really fast. All of her clothes, her make-up, everything. We didn’t prepare. The cancer gig, of course, we gotta find a cure, because all we have now is some get lucky, but most pass away.”
In addition to dealing with the death of his beloved wife, Fox News reported in August that someone had broken into a property owned by Duane Chapman and stolen items that belonged to his late wife.
“The official Dog and Beth merchandise store was robbed on Thursday. Not only did the thieves take thousands of dollars of clothing, these criminals took priceless personal belongings of our beloved Beth, including tributes to her kindly left by our amazing fans,” Dog said in a statement on this incident.
“We are working with our friends in law enforcement to find these perpetrators, and are offering a cash reward to anyone who provides information about their identity. To who ever did this, you better watch out. Dog is coming for you.”
Do keep Dog and the rest of the Chapman family in your prayers at this difficult time.