Beth Chapman remains in coma at The Queen’s Medical Center
Reality television star Beth Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Sunday in the intensive care unit at The Queen’s Medical Center, her publicist Mona Wood-Sword said.
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Reality television star
Beth Chapman remained
in a medically induced coma Sunday in the intensive care unit at The Queen’s Medical Center, her publicist Mona Wood-Sword said.
Wood-Sword said Chapman, 51, who has been
battling lung cancer since November, went by ambulance to Queen’s on Saturday after experiencing difficulty breathing. She said doctors at the hospital decided
putting Chapman in a
coma was the best way to treat her. Only immediate family are allowed to visit.
She said Chapman’s
husband, Duane “Dog”
Chapman, and his family “humbly ask everyone to please pray for Beth, and they also send their sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth’s battle with cancer.”
Beth Chapman was
diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017 and underwent emergency surgery at Cedars-
Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to remove a tumor that had been obstructing her airway.
By November 2017 her husband said his wife was cancer-free.
But Chapman experienced a cancer relapse in November, and doctors discovered the cancer had spread to her lungs. This time the cancer was stage 4.
Chapman was hospitalized in April due to an accumulation of fluid in her lungs.
Her husband said doctors performed an emergency procedure to alleviate the pressure that had built up.
The Chapmans were the stars of the Hawaii-based
reality television show
“Dog the Bounty Hunter,” which aired on A&E for eight seasons, and on the show’s spinoff, “Dog &Beth: On the Hunt,” for three more seasons on CMT.
Up until January the
Chapmans operated Da Kine Bail Bonds out of their memorabilia store and office on Queen Emma Street. They also had a store in Hawaii Kai.