Brooks Ayers of ‘The Real Housewives Of Orange County’ is finally coming forward after spending a season claiming he has cancer. Not-so-shockingly, it’s been proven that he lied about his medical records; Vicki’s ex immediately rushed to apologize — and Vicki responded!
Brooks Ayers has never really been liked among the ladies of RHOC, but Vicki Gunvalson‘s ex really made it hard for himself this past season! Brooks spent the season claiming he was battling stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but City of Hope, where he allegedly had been treated, announced on November 10 that the reality star had never been a patient at the facility. Brooks confessed, but it doesn’t seem like Vicki’s taking it well!
“Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to ‘prove’ to the world that I, in fact, have cancer,” Brooks told E! News in a statement. “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. 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.”
Vicki responded to Brook’s confession on Extra, appearing visibly upset. “I hate him. I hate him with everything in me and I don’t hate people, Vicki told host Mario Lopez. “I trusted him. I defended him. I took a bullet for him when people didn’t like him. I’m completely shocked. Why would you lie about cancer when I’ve had three friends die of it in the last two years?”
The news that Brooks was sick didn’t sit well with a lot of the ladies on RHOC, due to the fact that Brooks had a long history of lying about himself and his past. Despite City of Hope catching him red-handed in his lie about undergoing treatment, he’s still insisting that he actually is suffering from cancer. You see, he’s just not going to disclose what kind, and continue treatment in private. Yeah, this seems perfectly legit.
“From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago,” Brooks continued in his statement. “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. As [University of Louisville basketball coach] Rick Pitino once said, ‘Mistakes can be good. They are fertilizer. Everything I’ve learned about coaching [life], I’ve learned from making mistakes.’ I made a mistake, yet I have learned a huge lesson as well.”
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Brooks was lying about having cancer? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson