DOG The Bounty Hunter has been rushed to hospital just three months after his wife died.
But what is his condition and what happened to his wife? Here’s the lowdown.
Why was Dog the Bounty Hunter rushed to hospital?
On September 16, 2019 it was reported that Dog, 66, was taken to a Colorado hospital after he felt chest pains but doctors haven’t pinpointed what happened.
Dog was hospitalised over the weekend due to a heart emergency, according to TMZ.
Medics are understood to be monitoring the star and are assessing whether he will need surgery.
What is Dog the Bounty Hunter’s background?
Duane “Dog” Chapman is an American bounty hunter and former bail bondsman – who is bets known for his reality TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter.
He was born in February 1953 in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is the eldest of four children
Duane was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to five years in a Texas prison.
He served 18 months. While he was in prison his first wife LaFonda Sue Honeycutt divorced him and married his best friend.
Duane and LaFonda have two children together.
His second wife was Anne Tegnell with whom he had three children, before wedding third wife Lyssa Rae Brittain, who also had three children.
He had no children with fourth wife Tawny Marie before marrying Beth.
Who was Dog’s wife Beth Chapman? Did they have kids?
Dog met Alice Elizabeth “Beth” Barmore in 1986 when she was 19 and they married 20 years later in 2006.
They have two children together.
Duane and Beth rose to fame due to his TV show Dog the Bounty Hunter which started in 2004 and ran until 2012.
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How did Beth Chapman die?
Beth died in June 2019 after an 18-month battle with throat cancer.
Dog announced the news on Twitter, he said: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain.
“Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”
Beth was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in early 2017 and a special programme was made for A&E Network.
It focused around her battle called Dog and Beth: Fight of Their Lives which aired on November 27 in 2017.
It included the 13-hour surgery Beth underwent to remove a stage two tumour and the aftermath.