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Dog Chapman Hospitalized in Los Angeles

10/3/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Duane "Dog" Chapman was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles last night after he was injured while on a bounty hunt, this according to his wife Beth.

Dog the Bounty Hunter hospitalized.
Dog was taken to UCLA Medical Center where he was treated for internal bleeding. His wife posted a statement on Dog's official website, saying, "He was admitted for tests for a possible blood clot following an injury he suffered on a bounty hunt. Duane is in very capable hands and and we thank everyone for their prayers."

He was released and is expected to make a scheduled appearance at at the Cathedral of Faith Church in San Jose, CA.

UPDATE: This morning, Beth tweeted: "Yes dog is injured it is an occupational hazard that we deal with he is very strong and in excellent condition he will 4 sure survive."

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61.

indybarb    

He would be more believable if he bathed, got a haircut, and dressed less like a caveman. (Trailers look as ugly as the Dog.) We do not watch the show.

1291 days ago
62.

Bash    

He's balloon dads idol.

1291 days ago
63.

JJ    

GET WELL.............

1291 days ago
64.

Grandma Cracker    

Any injury caused to him was probably caused by the overkill methods that he and his goof ball crew use to take people down. They run in spewing mother ****er, crush people to the ground then minister to them about how good they are for saving them. That fool deserves to skin his knee!

1291 days ago
65.

ChillzReborn    

Gotta' love it. TMZ is always a good home for internet trolls. You all have not even done a quarter of what this man has done in the form of service for the community. But that's OK, you all sit on your couch and judge others from your mighty high horse while people like Dog and Beth travel the country doing work and helping improve peoples lives. Trolls...

1291 days ago
66.

Linda    

Get well Dog. Maybe its time to retire and start taking it easy. Its no worth losing your life or getting a injury that you have to suffer with for years. Im sure your not hurting for money.

1291 days ago
67.

paul    

maybe someone cut his mullet off. Freaking moron.... useless person on tv.....

1291 days ago
68.

mikeh74615    

He needs his ass whooped in the worst way.....

1291 days ago
69.

addy    

It's an occupational hazard, for sure. I used to semi-enjoy the show, but it's honestly a bit boring, especially when they try to focus more on the characters than the chase.

1291 days ago
70.

merry    

Dog uses a stunt-double at times. He hangs out at the LA House of Blues...

1291 days ago
71.

Landon D    

This Duane Chapman is an international criminal! He's a glorified police informant whos only option was to become a "bounty hunter" after burning all his bridges on the street. Send him back to Mexico where they want him for criminal charges. Him and his wife Beth have just as long of criminal records as the people they chase for profit. They are an embarrassment to Hawaii.

1291 days ago
72.

andy    

Curious about all of the harsh negativity . . .

Mr. Chapman and his family are self described "second chance", or recovering, previously damaged people. They are trying to move forward with their lives in the best way that they can. Yes, Duane served time in jail back in the day, for being in the company of others who killed a person. He, himself, didn't actually kill anyone, but he paid the price for being in the presence of the wrong persons at the wrong time. He paid his debt, and has tried to improve his life ever since. Not perfect, but trying!!!

Regarding the racially insensitive comments he made during what should have been a private argument with a family member, yes, he made a mistake out of anger. Who hasn't. While many would never admit it, most adults have made racially insensitive comments of some type in private, or even in selective groups. Human beings are very imperfect and make mistakes. I may be in the minority here, but, I do not believe that words alone make a person racist or biased. Sometimes, people simply make very poor choices when expressing themselves. To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Chapman has never been accused of saying anything directly to someone to degrade them, or offend them, or actually treat them improperly because of having racial heritage that is different.

If you don't like their daily work, then simply choose not to watch their show, . . . very simple. Not really sure, why so many people would wish direct harm or death to someone that they don't even know, and who hasn't caused any grief to them directly. It's a short life, don't spend so much time hating people that haven't hurt you . . .

1291 days ago
73.

The King    

These two are self obsessed trailer trash, that would do anything for a buck. I can't stomach their arrogance, and their warped sense of "Christianity". But, at least he hasn't had to pay anyone off for their silence due to his on again/off again meth addiction. Absolute phonies.

1291 days ago
74.

Majestik    

Andy. I could go with what you posted, very informative and very well thought out but here is my problem. I was addicted to this show when it first came out, then one day, they are chasing a fugitive and I see his wife, BETH, putting on makeup in a rear view mirror caught on camera. If she was serious about this job, serious about the job her husband did she wouldn't be worried about her appearance. The last thing that turned me off to this show, when DOG started to explain baby lisa, when she came back at 18. He was BRAGGING, and I mean damn PROUD of the fact that when Lisa was a baby he would haul her around in a car, at the age of three, strapped into a car seat, chasing after bond jumpers. Hell, I'm sorry, but who the HELL puts their child in the face of danger and drags her along to brag about it.

1291 days ago
75.

irish67    

HI,

I JUST WANTED TO WISH DUANE A SPEEDY RECOVERY. ALOT OF MY FRIEND'S ARE EITHER LOCAL OR STATE POLICE. YOU APPROACH IS SO NICE,
EVERYONE DOES MAKE MISTAKE'S AND YOU LET THEM KNOW IT IS NEVER TO LATE TO DO IT.

BEST WISH'S,
IRISH67

1291 days ago
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