Duane Chapman Admits He Has Lost 17 Pounds Following Death of Wife

Duane Chapman

Duane Chapman has been affected both mentally and physically according to a new chat with Entertainment Tonight.

While he had noted that he’s working on “trying to man up” after his loss, he also revealed that he lost 17 pounds in two weeks.

One of the big reasons for the weight loss is the inability to get back in his routine. The reality star revealed that he is having trouble registering that his wife is truly gone, trouble resting at night and trouble eating.

Chapman also gave a peek inside the final days with his wife Beth and how he would do his best to calm her.

“I wake up to always touch her, especially when she was sick I’d have to wake up a few times when she stopped breathing. I couldn’t hear it no more,” Chapman told the outlet. “And she’s laying and I’m like, ‘You are not dying like that. I will not let you die.’ So I’m so used to that that I don’t sleep solid anymore.”

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The toll on Chapman’s physical health might be the most shocking revelation he’s made in the interview. As he tells ET, he lost 17 points in two weeks. “I can’t eat. Two bites, I’m full. I got to force feed myself like I force fed her,” the reality star admits. He also opens up about another change he’s going to be forced to make post- life with Beth.  “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.”

Beth Chapman’s celebration of life in Colorado will be held at the Heritage Christian Center in Aurora on July 13. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1 p.m. local time.

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