Duane "Dog" Chapman is under the care of medical professionals, after the reality TV star reportedly suffered from a "possible heart attack" over the weekend. This has certainly been a rough year for the Chapman family, as Chapman lost his wife Beth just a few short months ago. After experiencing chest pains in his Colorado home, Chapman was transported to the hospital to undergo a variety of tests. His condition is thought by doctors to be a heart attack, but it will take additional testing to confirm what exactly is ailing him. These tests will also let Chapman's medical staff know if he will need corrective surgery. At this time, Chapman is reportedly under a doctor's care and resting comfortably, according to a rep for the family.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star's health scare comes at a time when Chapman is still grieving from the loss of his wife, Beth Chapman. Known for co-starring with Dog on all of his reality TV shows, Beth had appeared on Dog the Bounty Hunter and its spin-offs Dog and Beth: On the Hunt and Dog's Most Wanted. She married Chapman in 2006, although the two had been romantically involved for many years before that. Beth was first diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017, although she would fight the disease and confidently continue to work as a bounty hunter with her husband. Sadly, complications from cancer led to her death in June of this year, and her passing has reportedly been very hard on Chapman.
In August, Chapman's store in Colorado was burglarized, and those responsible still have yet to be identified by investigators. While thousands of dollars and plenty of Dog the Bounty Hunter merchandise was reportedly stolen, what was most deplorable was how the culprit(s) made off with some of Beth's personal belongings, including tributes from fans made for the late TV star. Chapman has since said he was told by police to leave the investigation to them, but noted the thief is "property of Dog" if the culprit's warrant becomes national. In any case, the situation had clearly left Chapman distraught.
Prior to Beth Chapman's passing, she had been filming the new reality series Dog's Most Wanted with her husband. The episodes have since begun airing on WGN America, documenting some of Beth's struggles with her cancer treatments in addition to the Chapman family bringing in some of Dog's most wanted fugitives. It is expected that the season will conclude with a memorial for Beth, which is titled "Farewell to a Queen." There's no word yet on if the network will order additional episodes following the season finale, or if Chapman will even have the desire to return to television after everything he's endured this year.
We are certainly very happy to see Chapman is currently doing well under the care of medical professionals and wish him the best for a speedy recovery. The man has certainly gone through enough, so hopefully it helps in some way for him to know just how much the fans love him. Hang in there, Dog. This news was first reported by TMZ.