Dog the Bounty Hunter Shares Heartbreaking Photo of Wife in Hospital; Is She Nearing the End?

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This is painful to write and report on, but it's something that has to be accepted and acknowledged:

The end may be near for Beth Chapman.

We really wish we had better news to share.

Beth Chapman and Her Man

On Monday, however, in his first Twitter post since his wife was hospitalized, Duane Chapman (aka "Dog the Bounty Hunter") shared a gut wrenching, close-up photo of Beth's hand while she lays in bed.

"You all know how she is about HER NAILS !!" he captioned the picture, which focused on Beth's signature bedazzled manicure.

Tragically, though, the image also showed the IV in Beth's hand and medical bands around her wrist.

She was placed under doctor's supervision over the weekend due the recurrence of throat cancer that took place last year and the deterioration of Beth's condition ever since.

UPDATE: Beth has passed away.

Beth Chapman Hospital Pic

In a brief statement, the Chapmans also said on Sunday that Beth had been placed in a medically-induced coma -- and they "humbly ask everyone to please pray for Beth."

We've been doing exactly this ever since we learned of the awful news.

The 51-year-old was admitted to the ICU at Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu on Saturday, with her husband Tweeting the same sentiment not long afterword:

"Please say your prayers for Beth right now," Dog wrote online. "Thank you love you."

The family's agent, meanwhile, has confirmed to E! News that Beth is still in a coma

Duane Chapman Kisses Beth Chapman in the Hospital

"Beth is one of the strongest people I've ever known, and if anyone can beat this, it's her," the agent said in this statement on Tuesday, adding:

"No matter what happens, she and the family have placed all of their hope, faith, and trust in God. Other than that, I'd just ask that all of her and Duane's fans keep Beth and the entire family in their prayers."

But insiders paint a far bleaker picture to TMZ, sadly.

The celebrity gossip website writes that Chapman was placed in the aforementioned coma because she had difficulty breathing and kept pulling out her breathing tubes.

It reports that Beth's mother has flown from the mainland to Hawaii to be by her daughter's side, joining Beth's kids and grandkids there.

Sources say "there's not a lot that can be done for Beth and at this point," TMZ adds, as her loved ones are making medical decisions with the assistance of her doctors.

Beth Chapman and Dog

Elsewhere, Entertainment Tonight quotes an insider who claims doctors are "doing their best to keep [Beth] comfortable," but that it may take a miracle at this point for her to ever wake up from her coma.

After being in remission for more than a year, Beth learned her cancer had returned in November of 2018.

She was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital at the time, where she underwent emergency surgery to remove a tumor that had reportedly been obstructing her breathing.

The following month, Duane revealed that the cancer had spread through her throat ... and lungs and is "incurable."

In what may now be her final days or even hours, Beth's relatives are trying to remain strong.

love you beth

"Love you," wrote daughter Bonnie as a caption to the photo above.

She also shared what she could on her Instagram Story Tuesday morning, simply stating her mother is being well taken care of at the hospital.

"There's not much of an update I can give, I can say she's getting good care," Bonnie wrote, along with a photo of hospital equipment. "I know you guys wanted more, but y'know it's a coma, much much [sic] can be updated."

Duane and Beth got married in 2006.

"The best part of my job is having her by my side on every journey," he previously told The Daily Mail in April, adding:

"I can't imagine a day without her and think deep down inside she is always concerned for my safety because she wants the security of knowing I come home to her every night...

"Beth is determined cancer won't slow her down. In fact, I am so amazed by Beth's strength and positive attitude.

"She has told me repeatedly that if these are her last days on earth she wants to spend every moment with me on the hunt, living life to the fullest and enjoying the time we have left together."

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