Dog the Bounty Hunter Speaks Out About Beth Chapman's Death

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We're still reeling from the death of Beth Chapman after her battle with cancer. And now, her husband, Dog the Bounty Hunter, is speaking out. In his first interview since his wife passed away, Dog opened up about losing Beth, and it's absolutely heartbreaking. 

(Might want to have the tissues ready for this one ...)

  • On June 26, Beth died at age 51 after being placed in a medically induced coma.

    Beth was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in 2017. After treatment and being cancer free, it sadly returned a year later. She was in the ICU after having difficulty breathing, passing away at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu.

    When Dog's Most Wanted airs, so will new footage of Beth in her final weeks, giving fans of the reality star a chance to see her again.

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  • In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Dog revealed one of his supervisors told him to "man up" despite Beth's death.

    Though being told to "man up" after losing your wife seems harsh, Dog said he understands that it's actually about facing his grief head on so he doesn't spend most of his time crying over his loss.

    "I could cry while talking about crying," Dog admitted to Entertainment Tonight. "I would be crying through the whole thing, and I sob -- I can't stop it. So I can't do that. And decisions -- 'I can't make them right now, I just lost my wife' -- you can't do that. You can't use that as an excuse. So manning up would be, not getting over it, but face it. Take over it."

  • The pink box behind Dog in the interview contained Beth's ashes, and he admitted he hasn't been able to do what she wanted him to just yet.

    "Well, she said scatter some, leave some on the fireplace," she said. "Of course, when I go to Heaven, she wants me in the box with her. I was gonna do all the scattering, and then I looked at the box and was like, 'I'm not going to throw you away.'" 

    Our hearts are seriously hurting for this man. It's obvious how much he truly loved his wife, and it makes sense that it would be hard for him to give any part of her away, especially this soon after losing her.

  • Dog also gave an update on where he is in the grieving process, and it sounds like he's still struggling -- of course.

    "I haven't gotten past the place where I'm still putting a pillow where she was and covered it up like a jailhouse escape," he admitted. "Then I wake up in the light, see her, and it doesn't register that that ain't her -- I'm still there." 

    We can't imagine what it must be like for him to live his days without Beth ... and seeing him tear up during the interview got us right in our feelings.

    Can we give this guy a hug?

  • Our hearts truly go out to Dog during this impossible time.

    Knowing the kind of relationship Dog and Beth had, it's clear that this is such a difficult time for him. But despite his sadness, Dog is exhibiting such strength. We have to admire him for that. 

    Hopefully, things will get easier for Dog soon. We know he has so many friends and family around him, supporting him every step of the way.

  • Watch his interview with Entertainment Tonight here:

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