So thankful to call you my mother, Bonnie simply captioned several photos of Beth. In one, Bonnie can be seen holding Beths hand in what appears to be a hospital bed. Others include sweet photos of Beth and Duane, Beth posing with Bonnie, and Beth lounging in a float.
Many people shared positive thoughts and well-wishes in the comments, but Bonnie pointed out in several Instagram Story posts that some were total jerks, attacking her for her sexuality. (Bonnie opened up back in March about being pansexual.) Um, seriously, people? People are a-holes today, she wrote over one mean comment, before switching gears. This overwhelming support has helped us so much, she wrote in another post. Thank you all.
Beths other daughter Cecily simply shared a gorgeous photo of her mom on Instagram with no caption.
Duane also shared an update on Twitter, writing that 90% of what youre hearing is fake news, seemingly referencing some news sites that say Beths condition is worsening and that its grave. I dont mean to be nasty but some are filling in the blanks, Duane wrote, before asking fans to please keep prayers coming!
90% of what youre hearing is fake news. I dont mean to be nasty but some are filling in the blanks. @wgnamerica will be releasing an accurate update soon. Please keep prayers coming! - Duane Dog Chapman (@DogBountyHunter) June 25, 2019
Beth has throat cancer, and was hospitalized on Friday after she had difficulty breathing and briefly passed out, USA Today reports. Doctors then put her in a medically-induced coma to help spare her from pain while she receives treatment, family spokesperson Mona Wood-Sword told the Associated Press.
The next day, Duane asked fans over Twitter for prayers for his wife. On Sunday, he tweeted a link to a Hawaii News Now story that reported that Beth was admitted to the ICU at the Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, where the couple lives.
Beth was diagnosed with stage two throat cancer in September 2017 after she saw a doctor for a nagging cough. The cancer was removed but it later returned as stage four lung cancer, and she began chemotherapy in December 2018, Wood-Sword told the Associated Press.
Duane hasnt offered a lot of details on his wifes condition, but he tweeted a photo on Monday of Beths arm, which is covered in hospital bracelets, and bedazzled manicure. You all know how she is about HER NAILS !! he wrote.