Duane ‘Dog’ Chapman Reveals Promise He Made to His Late Wife, Beth
Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman has revealed the promise that he made to his wife, Beth Chapman, before she died.
Chapman appeared on the Dr. Oz Show on Monday (Sept. 30), and he shared a conversation he had with Beth before she died in June.
“My parrot died about two months before Beth left me, and I was crying,” Chapman says in the clip above. “And she said, ‘Why are you crying? It’s a bird!’ I said, ”'Cause I loved him!’ She said, ‘Big Daddy, you’re gonna be so sad when I die, but it’s gonna be okay.'”
“She said, ‘The Bible says time heals all wounds’ — and I looked and it’s not in there — and she said, ‘With time, it’ll get better, but don’t you ever take my name off your chest!'”
Chapman adds that he made that promise, and he showed off the tattoo on his chest for good measure.
Beth Chapman died on June 26 following a two-year battle with cancer. She was 51. Dr. Oz diagnosed Duane Chapman with a pulmonary embolism in the same episode on Monday, warning him, “You’re a ticking time bomb. You’re not going to be here with the heart the way it is right now. Fear of death is normal. I’m surprised you don’t fear death when you’re chasing after convicts. But when you run away from [the] doctor, that means you have to do your own doctoring.”
The news came just two weeks after Chapman suffered a "heart emergency." He has since altered his diet and begun taking blood thinners, and he is also working on breaking his smoking habit.
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