Brooks Ayers' cancer diagnosis has been a recurring theme on this season’s Real Housewives of Orange County. He's the boyfriend of the shows big star, Vicki Gunvalson.
But now a bombshell has exploded as he's revealing to E! News that he forged paperwork about having stage three Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
"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," he told E! News.
He also said: “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 Gunvalson says she’s stunned: "I’m guilty of loving him and believing him. Who hasn't believed someone that you loved," she told People magazine.
But fellow cast member Megan King Edmonds told INSIDE EDITION’s Les Trent she's been suspicious all along, she said: "I had my doubts."
Edmonds didn't hold back and called his actions "a total real low for reality television." She added: "The rest of the women on the show we are real. We bring our real stories, we bring our real life. To have a fake cancer story it is the lowest of the low and it completely discredits what is real and what I am feeling. It sucks."
Ayers says he fabricated the documents but mainting that he does have cancer.