Brooks Ayers is being forced to defend himself once again, this time about his recent partying ways. The former boyfriend of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson was seen drinking with friends at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, nightclub Saturday which only furthered pre-existing doubt about his cancer diagnosis. Brooks is now speaking out about his night on the town.
In an interview with Us Weekly the entrepreneur claimed he was not undergoing chemotherapy for Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the time of his outing, so he decided to have a few drinks. He told the publication that, at the time, he had not been in for a round of chemo since January, which he claimed he was happening “one time, every six weeks.” Brooks said that since stopping the aggressive cancer treatment he occasionally indulges in a cocktail or two, but said he had “scaled back” a lot from his pre-cancer days. He added that he “wasn’t over the top drunk” the night he was seen out and that he was simply enjoying a vacation with a few friends.
“The story took legs when it said that I was out partying in the midst of dealing with chemo, which is a no-no. You don’t do that,” he said. “So I haven’t been doing that. I do have a drink on occasion, [but] it’s nothing like it used to be, three or four times a week socially; it’s a couple of times a month, very, very scaled back.”
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Ayers’ comments are in response to recent reports that he was at Cyn Nightclub on Sept. 26 for a guy’s night out. Sources who were present claimed he was “living it up." They went on to say that he appeared to be healthy “and in great shape.”
While Brooks continues to maintain that he is, in fact, sick many still have their doubts. “RHOC” star Heather Dubrow recently told Bravo’s Daily Dish she and the rest of the cast would be digging for answers during the reunion show. She said that she was ready to talk about it one last time before they end the conversation for good. Heather, 46, added that his diagnosis and treatment plan is really no one’s business, but said he pulled her, and many other people, into the situation and now has to answer for that.
His suspicious diagnosis has been a topic of discussion since early on in Season 10 of “RHOC.” It wasn’t until Heather, Tamra Judge and Meghan King Edmonds visited a psychic in episode 11, however, that everyone began to have doubts about the ailment. The psychic told the ladies he was having trouble picking up on Brooks being sick, which they shared with the rest of the group after learning he had decided to stop getting chemo. Brooks recently revealed his medical records to some members of the “RHOC” cast, but they only served to create more questions.
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