In the early 2000s, Dog the Bounty Hunter was one of the biggest names in reality television.
These days, Duane "Dog" Chapman may not be as well-known as he was at his peak, but he still enjoys the support of a large and loyal fan base.
So when Dog revealed this week that his wife, Beth Chapman, has again been diagnosed with cancer, millions shared in his pain.
Beth battled and beat cancer before, and until this week, she was thought to be in remission.
Monday night, however, Beth was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery after she awoke unable to breathe.
Doctors discovered a tumor blocking her airway.
They were able to remove the tumor, thus saving Beth's life.
But unfortunately, the Chapmans' latest fight is far from over.
Dog opened up about his wife's latest health battles in a recent interview with Us Weekly.
And while he's maintained his sense of optimism, it seems clear that Beth's future remains very uncertain.
“She had a lump in her throat twice the size of last time, and they performed an emergency surgery yesterday,” Dog told the magazine.
”They cut a hole in her throat so she can breathe; she can still talk.”
Chapman went on to reveal that Beth's doctors “found something in her lung, which may also be cancerous.”
Dog added that while the situation may be dire, Beth is "doing the best she can and remains incredibly strong."
An insider claims that while Dog and Beth were unaware that her cancer had returned they had "known something was up" for several months before this week's incident.
“Beth had not been feeling well for a number of months and finally decided to get checked out,” the source claims.
“She needed to see her specialist, who is based in Los Angeles.
"Thankfully, she did when she did. It could have been dramatically worse if she never had that appointment.”
Beth was scheduled for a biopsy yesterday, but the results of that test remain unknown.
We'll continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated on any new developments.
Our thoughts go out to the Chapman family during this incredibly difficult time.