Dog the Bounty Hunter reveals he's lost 17lbs since wife Beth died
At the end of June, it was announced that Beth Chapman, the wife of Duane 'Dog' Chapman - best known for his well-loved television series Dog The Bounty Hunter - had passed away at the age of 51.
Beth had been struggling with ill health for some time - in 2017 she was diagnosed with throat cancer. Despite being declared cancer-free in December of that same year, the disease later returned and was reported to have spread to her lungs.
In the wake of his wife's passing, Dog took to Twitter to pay heartfelt tribute to her memory, writing;
"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."
The news lead to an outpouring of empathy from Dog and Beth's many fans, who paid their respects the 51-year-old on social media and sent messages of support to Dog.
In the days since her death, Beth's family have been sharing their memories of her, including a video that was shared by Dog on Twitter of his wife singing;
Now, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Duane 'Dog' Chapman has revealed that he's been struggling to eat since Beth passed away;
"I can't eat. Two bites, I'm full. I got to force feed myself like I force fed her," he said, also revealing that his wife used to help him read menus in restaurants because the lighting was too dim;
"I would go, 'What do I want today, honey?' and she would name two things.
"I never ordered…I'm having a hard time ordering food. I've lost 17 pounds. Chewing ice helps, and I've lost 17 pounds in about two weeks."
Dog did reveal that his pain has helped him connect with others, though, recalling one such instance that had recently taken place;
"I went through experiences to help others -- I really mean this. The other day I met [a guy]. He goes, 'Dog, you know I love you. I'm sorry, I lost my wife six months ago,' and I hugged him and I felt a connection like, boom, instantly brotherhood, right".
Beth Chapman is survived by her four children, two of whom she had with Duane 'Dog' Chapman.