“I’m not buying it,” Judge tells PEOPLE of Ayers’ disease. “I’m not a doctor, but I feel like it’s fishy.”
According to Ayers he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but after an “odd treatment plan” which Judge says included three rounds of chemotherapy and resveratrol – a substance found in red wine – people started questioning how sick he really was.
“I don’t know a lot about cancer but you don’t do three rounds of chemo and go, ‘ehh I don’t want to do it anymore,’ ” says Judge.
“I can understand if you were deathly ill and chemo was giving you secondary infections and you couldn’t leave your bed and you were so sick that you go, ‘I don t want this,’ but when you are going to Mexico and having drinks at parties and you’re like ‘ehh ‘. It’s just weird.”
While Ayers’ longtime on-again, off-again girlfriend Vicki Gunvalson continues to stick by his side, Judge says it’s not the case when it comes to other RHOC stars.
“The whole cast is like, ‘this does not sound right.’ ”
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