(Left) Dog the Bounty Hunter / Instagram/(Right) Bonnie Chapman / Twitter
The Chapman family has been through a lot over the course of the past few months, and now they have a new challenge to face.
On June 26, the matriarch of the family, Beth Chapman, passed away after a years-long battle with throat cancer. She was both a mother and a stepmother, and was the wife to Duane “Dog” Chapman of Dog the Bounty Hunter Fame.
Just weeks after Beth’s passing, Dog’s son Leland was hospitalized after being injured during a manhunt. Then, the family’s Colorado store was broken in to and some of Beth’s personal items were stolen.
To make matters even worse, Dog was the target of a $400,000 scam originating somewhere in the United Arab Emirates. Thankfully, he didn’t fall victim to it.
On top of all of that, Dog has been busy promoting his new show, Dog’s Most Wanted.
It’s easy to see that Dog has been under a lot of stress lately. That stress culminated this weekend and resulted in Dog being hospitalized in Colorado. TMZ reports Dog had been “feeling a pain in his chest” and doctors are running tests to see if surgery is necessary.
Dog’s rep confirmed his hospitalization with a statement to his official Twitter.
“I can confirm Dog is under doctor’s care and is resting comfortably. Thank you for all of your well wishes- keep ’em coming,” read the statement.
Amid all of this, Dog and Beth’s youngest daughter, Bonnie, wants her father to know that he has her support.
Bonnie took to Instagram on Monday (September 16) to share her love for her dad in the midst of this scary time. Her message was simple, but got the point across clear as day, as she wrote, “Love you, pops.”
The 20-year-old also shared an old photo with her mom, dad, and siblings.
We’ll be praying for Dog’s quick and complete recovery. We’ll also be praying that the doctors find out the cause of his chest pains and are able to provide the proper treatment.
Get well soon Dog!