'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Star Beth Chapman's Cancer Has Returned


Beth Chapman's cancer has returned.

“I can confirm that Beth was hospitalized today and underwent surgery to remove a mass in her throat, which was determined to be a reoccurrence of the cancer. I understand that the situation is very serious. We are all concerned for her and the well-being of the Chapman family," the 51-year-old Dog the Bounty Hunter star's lawyer, Andrew Brettler, told ET on Tuesday.

Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman's wife was taken to Cedar-Sinai Medical on Tuesday morning after having trouble breathing, according to TMZ. 

In September 2017, Beth was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer. She later announced that she was cancer-free.

On New Year's Day, Beth took to Instagram to reflect on her cancer and "battle scars."

"Embracing the unembracable #newbeginnings #newyear Prior to my surgery I had no lines no wrinkles a perfect neck if you will," she wrote. "It has been very hard to look at this in the mirror, it serves as a constant reminder of something I’d love to forget. However some life lessons you should never forget only learn from them and learn to embrace them so today I reveal my worst battle scar and know that things will get better in #2018 #secondchances #DogandBeth #battlescars."

Beth isn't the only celebrity whose cancer has returned. Top Chef fan favorite Fatima Ali recently opened up to ET about her terminal cancer battle. Earlier this year, the 29-year-old was declared cancer-free, only to find out in September that the rare form of cancer had returned.

"We were all stumped, because how can the cancer come back in two months? I had clear scans. I was almost there, at the finish line, and now I was getting yanked back," she emotionally recalled. "When my doctor said that it is probably about a year without treatment, in my head, I just knew I had to make this year count."

See more of her heart-wrenching story in the video below.


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