OMG. Have you been following the drama on ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ with Vicki Gunvalson’s now ex-boyfriend, Brooks Ayers? He said he had cancer. The housewives thought he was lying. To support his claims that he had cancer, Brooks provided E! News with medical documents from City of Hope Hospital in LA. City of Hope Hospital then announced they had no record of treating a patient named Brooks Ayers. Now Brooks is coming clean. Kinda.
Brooks told E!:
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. 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.”
Oh. My. Goodness. No wonder Vicki and Brooks split before this latest season of ‘Real Housewives of Orange County’ even aired.
Yet don’t take Brooks admission that he fabricated medical documents to mean he doesn’t have cancer. He added:
From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago. 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.”
So I think we’re supposed to believe that he has cancer but just didn’t want to share his real medical records. Um, okay. Talk about BIZARRE. It just goes to show the lengths people will go to in order to create a dramatic storyline for reality TV. It’s sad, really.