Brooks Ayers recently admitted he fabricated medical records but maintains he does have cancer

By Aurelie Corinthios
November 23, 2015 09:35 AM
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Vicki Gunvalson is telling her side of the story after her ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers’ cancer controversy came to a head when he admitted he fabricated medical records earlier this month.

The Real Housewives of Orange County star is set to appear on a Watch What Happens Live special Monday to discuss Ayers’ bombshell admission and the fact that he still claims he has cancer, despite copping to faking the documents.

Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers in 2012
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In a preview of the special released by E!, Gunvalson tells host Andy Cohen that she had witnessed Ayers being violently ill, which he explained was a side effect of chemotherapy.

“He had to fabricate this lie all the way prior to filming. Becuse he got diagnosed in September/October of 2014. We are now in November of 2015,” Gunvalson says. “So this lie had to be fabricated and thought out way before filming.”

When Cohen asks her about Ayers’ alleged chemo sickness, which included fevers, nausea and vomiting, Gunvalson speculates that Ayers may have induced it by drinking eye drops.

“I actually contacted a couple of people, and they said you can actually take eyedrops and it can make you violently ill,” she says. “I don’t know if he did that, that’s pretty sick, but I witnessed him with fevers and night sweats and chills.”

“I mean, he lost 42 lbs. in three months,” Gunvalson continues. “I mean, the extent of what I did for this man, to cure him, is … I can’t even tell you. Time and money and time and money I spent on him.”

According to E!, a release for the WWHL special says Gunvalson will apologize to her RHOC costars and reveal what she knew and when she started having doubts about her ex.

Ayers recently admitted he had faked medical records from cancer hospital City of Hope after the hospital revealed he was never a patient there.

In a Nov. 11 statement, Ayers apologized for his actions, which he said Gunvalson knew nothing about – though he maintains he still has cancer.

“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,” he said. “I acted alone, without Vicki’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.”

“From this day forward, my own personal journey with this disease will remain private as I initially intended over a year ago,” Ayers continued. “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.”

Ayers’ claim that he had been diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma was a significant source of tension among him and the RHOC women, who repeatedly questioned whether or not he was telling the truth.

“I’m completely shocked. I’ve seen the bills, I went to City of Hope,” Gunvalson said in an interview with Extra‘s Mario Lopez after Ayers’ admission. “I’m guilty of loving him and believing him. Who hasn’t believed someone that you loved?”

Two days later, Gunvalson addressed the controversy with fans on Twitter.

“It’s not about ME or believing me – this is on him. I have nothing to do what he has pulled regarding med records and his health,” she wrote, adding that she “witnessed him sick, losing weight, vomiting after treatments.”

Gunvalson’s Watch What Happens Live special airs Monday at 8:30 p.m. ET and again at 11 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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