"The Real Housewives of Orange County" stars have been questioning Vicki Gunvalson's ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayer's cancer diagnosis for months. Last week, Ayers provided medical documentation proving he was undergoing treatment, but it appears he made these records up. Reports are now suggesting that their suspicions may have been correct, especially after it was revealed that the medical center he claimed to be getting treatment from had no record of him receiving cancer treatment there.
Ayers released a statement to E! Online Wednesday coming clean about making fake medical documents to prove he was being treated for cancer. The revelation comes a week after he sat down with E! for an interview where he said that his cancer story was true.
"Words cannot express the deep regret that I have in fabricating documents to 'prove' to the world that I, in fact, have cancer. What I did was wrong and inexcusable. I acted alone, without Vicki [Gunvalson]'s knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest," Ayers told E! News. "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 added that he made a mistake but plans to learn from it. "From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago," Ayers said.
"RHOC" star Meghan King Edmunds has been saying for a while that she believed Ayers story didn't add up. When she heard he admitted to not telling the truth, she told E! Online that she would "pray for him."
"I would want to tell him that I hope he finds the truth somewhere in his life. The truth will set you free," Edmunds said. "It's a very sad and disgusting situation. I never believed I would be surrounded by such lies but hopefully now we can focus on the truth."
On Tuesday, E! Online reported that the documents Ayers had provided to prove he was being treated for cancer were not real after the hospital he said he was treated at, City of Hope medical center, denied ever treating him. E! Online questioned the documents and said there were several red flags, including the City of Hope logo and address style not matching up correctly.
Ayers' cancer diagnosis was questioned throughout Season 10 of "RHOC." In September, Ayers told Entertainment Tonight that he does have cancer and he believed the show questioned him to provide drama.
"I've distanced myself in a lot of ways from it. It's useless drama that brings on stress that quite frankly no one needs and in particular my situation. I'm not running from anything," he said.