Beth Chapman Was ‘Not Expected to Recover,’ Hospital Photo Goes Viral

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Beth Chapman has died. You can read about her cause of death here.

On Tuesday, TMZ reported that Chapman was not expected to recover from her current health battle.

“Family sources say there’s not a lot that can be done for Beth and at this point, and the family is making medical decisions with the help of her doctors,” TMZ reported on Tuesday.

Shortly after TMZ’s report, Beth’s husband Duane “Dog” Chapman took to Twitter with the following message:

“90% of what you’re hearing is fake news. I don’t mean to be nasty but some are filling in the blanks. [WGN America] will be releasing an accurate update soon. Please keep prayers coming!”

On Wednesday, Dog returned to Twitter with the devastating news of his wife’s passing.

“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 in the hospital after being placed into a medically-induced coma over the weekend. Several hours ago, Dog tweeted a photo from Beth’s hospital room. Dog uploaded the pic of his wife’s manicure and made a joke about how she is very particular about her nails.

“You all know how she is about HER NAILS!!” Dog captioned the photo. And he isn’t wrong. In fact, Beth has been known to post about her nails. On June 14, she posted a picture of her manicure on Instagram.

“Yes this is why I fly all the way home to Hawaii to get my Nails did,” she captioned the pic.

Although Dog didn’t give a direct update on his wife’s health at the time, his previous messages seemed a bit more positive than the stories that have been floating around the internet over the past couple of days.

For example, TMZ initially reported that Beth was in “desperate shape” when she was rushed to the hospital. On Monday, The Blast reported that the Chapman family was “praying for a miracle.” While that still may be the case, fans were given hope after seeing Dog’s latest tweet — even if the photo only showed Beth’s hand.

The photo showed Beth’s perfectly bedazzled French manicure complete with rhinestones. Her hand appeared by her side and there was an IV tucked under her forearm. Her wrist was wrapped and she had a cotton patch taped to the top of her hand, likely from another IV. A small amount of blood could also be seen on the sheets next to her arm.

Beth was wearing a hospital armband around her wrist, which could be seen in the photo. The blue band appears to read “difficult,” though it is not completely visible. It’s unclear exactly what that armband signifies, but in the medical field, “difficult” can refer to a difficult airway.

This isn’t the first photo from Beth’s room at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her daughter, Bonnie, posted a picture from inside the hospital as well, but the photo was of hospital equipment and didn’t show her mom at all. Not unlike Duane’s post, Bonnie didn’t have an update for fans.

“There’s not much of an update I can give. I can say she’s getting good care. I know you guys wanted more, but y’know (sic), it’s a coma. [Not] much can be updated,” Bonnie wrote on the photo.

The reality star, best known for the show Dog the Bounty Hunter, had what’s being called a “choking emergency” and was rushed to the hospital. Beth was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017. After surgery, she learned that she was cancer free. However, her cancer returned in the fall of 2018 and doctors found that it had metastasized to her lungs.

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