The controversy surrounding Brooks Ayers and his lies about cancer continue to escalate following the conclusion of Season 10 of Real Housewives of Orange County. In another surprising development, Ayers’ ex-girlfriend and RHOC star Vicki Gunvalson recently revealed all in an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.
According to E! Online, Gunvalson revealed some shocking secrets about her former boyfriend, including the notion that he may have taken pills in order to appear like he was dealing with the effects from chemotherapy medication.
“I actually contacted a couple of people and they said you can actually take eye drops and they can make you violently ill. I don’t know if he did that. That’s pretty sick, but I witnessed him with fevers and night sweats and chills.”
According to People, Gunvalson added that not only did Ayers appear to be physically ill, but he also lost an incredible amount of weight as part of his deception. Naturally, this is not something that went over well with Gunvalson, especially considering the lengths he went in order to cover up his lies.
“I mean, he lost 42 lbs. in three months,” Gunvalson explained. “I mean, the extent of what I did for this man, to cure him, is… I can’t even tell you. Time and money and time and money I spent on him.”
At the same time, Gunvalson further expressed her disgust with Ayers and concluded that Ayers was lying about having cancer for well over a year now. “He had to fabricate this lie all the way prior to filming. Because he got diagnosed in September/October of 2014. We are now in November of 2015,” she said. “So this lie had to be fabricated and thought out way before filming.”
“Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to ‘prove’ to the world that I, in fact, have cancer,” Ayers told the outlet. “What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki’s knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest.”
Ayers’ excuse for forging said documents was because he did not want to put any of his personal information out for the public to scrutinize. “I never intended to disclose my actual medical records or details about my private and personal medical history, thus the rationalization of presenting documents that weren’t true simply for a ‘storyline’ for the show,” he stated.
“From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago,” Ayers said. “My sincerest apologies to my family, friends, loved ones, and those who are battling this horrid disease for any additional pain and/or stress that I have caused.”
Despite Ayers’ need to keep things private, the controversy surrounding the reality star is not likely to go away anytime soon. This is especially true considering Gunvalson’s recent revelations. That being said, given the extent to which he has covered his tracks over the past year, the likelihood that Ayers will actually admit to lying about having cancer is very small.
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