Worried fans have been following the ups and downs of Beth Chapman’s cancer battle since 2017.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star first received the diagnosis – stage 2 throat cancer – in September that year. She underwent treatment and seemed to be on the mend, but, sadly, the disease came back last year.
We don’t know much about her prognosis, but Beth is trying to focus on the positive, and she puts her trust in God in this crucial battle.
Beth on cancer and faith
On Sunday, Beth gave a moving speech at the Source Church in Bradenton, Florida, and mentioned her current health status.
She told the listeners, as quoted by People:
I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?’ He’ll roll his eyes at me again, because I know why — because this is the ultimate test of faith. It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known.
She also implied that she’d stopped receiving chemo treatments:
Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me. So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson. And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing.
If Beth did indeed choose to stop chemo, then it’s not the first time she went against medical advice.
In November last year, she was rushed to an L.A. hospital for an emergency surgery to remove an obstruction in her airways. She soon went back home to Colorado, despite her doctors’ warnings not to rush.
Her husband, Duane “Dog” Chapman, told Us Weekly back then:
They told us they didn’t want her to leave the hospital, but she was adamant, she just wanted to be home.
We hope Beth is at peace with herself, whatever the outcome of her decision may be.