Duane "Dog" Chapman admitted he's "broke" and struggling financially in a new interview. The reality star explained that the years of paying late wife Beth Chapman's medical bills had left him short on money. He also has a large family, which further contributed to his cash crisis.
"I'm broke," Duane, 66, bluntly told The New York Times. The interview was conducted in September 2019 and published on Friday, January 17. As of September, Duane was facing a bank foreclosure on his Colorado home if he didn't get paid on a bounty hunter case.
Beth passed away in June 2019 after a two year battle with throat cancer. Her treatments and hospitalizations took a financial toll on Duane, and things have been tough since her passing. He experienced his own health problems in September 2019 when he was hospitalized for a heart attack scare. He later learned that he actually had a pulmonary embolism.
Duane confessed that he didn't care about living after losing Beth. However, he committed to getting healthy after his hospitalization. He also divulged that he had been getting therapy to deal with his grief. "Going to my shrink for 6 months now ever since Beth left me I am not sure if it works let you know in another 6," he wrote on Instagram on December 26.
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star was recently linked to Beth's former assistant Moon Angell after his daughter Lyssa Chapman went on Twitter and shared a cryptic message about someone trying to get close to her male family members. "If someone who met your family by dating your brother, tried to date your father after your stepmom died what would you do? If you went to your mother's closet and saw she moved all her clothes and replaced them with her own, what would you do ? #ItsNotWhenOrWhyItsWho," Lyssa tweeted on January 6.
Duane denied he was dating Moon but revealed that he was ready to find new romance at the beginning of January.
"I’m very lonely. Beth and I talked about death and I’d say, ‘You know Beth, I’ll never get married and I’ll never have a girlfriend again.’ She’s like, 'Shut up. You will too. You need a woman beside you.' I’m the kind of guy that has to have a woman around me. There will never another Mrs. Dog. But I have to find a way to move on. I’m so lonely right now. I’m just really lonely," he tearfully told RadarOnline.com.
He continued, "I see myself dating again. I am a human being. I don’t ever remember being single. And of course what do you do now, you go to the bars. I can’t drink. I’ll be in jail. I really can’t drink without Beth being around, because I’ll get in trouble. But I’ll probably end up dating soon. I’m Dog The Bounty Hunter. I think I will not get married, but I think I will have a girlfriend who will sleep next to me. But they got to know the whole story. They got to know about Beth. It has to be a certain person.”