On Tuesday, a spokesperson for City of Hope hospital revealed that Brooks Ayers had not received treatment for cancer at their Duarte, California facility. Now, Vicki Gunvalson's ex-boyfriend has admitted to fabricating documents in connection with his controversial cancer diagnosis.
"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," the Real Housewives of Orange County ex said in a statement to E! News. "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," he 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. 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."
Brooks will open up more about his battle with cancer — and the ongoing controversy around him — when he sits down with Andy Cohen on Thursday, November 12 at 9/8c. Watch a preview below.