Dog The Bounty Hunter Star Beth Chapman Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

The reality TV star just shared some unfortunate news.

Radar Online reports that Dog the Bounty Hunter star Beth Chapman—wife to the bounty hunter himself, Duane Chapman—had been diagnosed with stage two throat cancer. She will reportedly be undergoing emergency surgery as early as the weekend of Sept. 16, 2017.

In a letter shared with the celebrity gossip site, Beth wrote, "As most of you know I've spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn't see coming and certainly never expected. I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years but nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, 'You have cancer.'"

Explaining her condition, the 49-year-old continued, "I have what is referred to as a T2 Tumor in my throat that is blocking my breathing. My doctors are suggesting immediate treatment and surgery before the disease progresses."

But Beth isn't letting her diagnosis, which has been confirmed by Us Weekly, weigh too heavily on her shoulders—she's just as tough as ever. "To be certain, I've stared down the devil more than once in my life but I've never faced a real life or death decision. My life has never been easy, and I surely don't expect it to start now. Still, I've never been a victim and I won't let cancer beat me," she wrote. "I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road."

She noted that she won't know her prognosis until after her operation, but she's hopeful that her doctors will be able to remove the tumor.

We hope all goes well and Beth has a quick recovery.