Reality star Brooks Ayers, infamous for being the nefarious boyfriend of Vicki Gunvalson – and the subject of many a feud – just revealed that he has progressive stage 3 Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

“My reality is that I have, once again, been diagnosed with a form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma specifically diffuse large B cell lymphoma,” the Real Housewives Of Orange County star shared. Brooks was initially diagnosed in the fall of 2013. Interestingly this was never included in RHOC as a storyline – or even mentioned on the show. 


Revealing that the cancer is “aggressive and fast-moving” Brooks says he is determined to beat it again. “I am determined to fight this horrible disease and am surrounded by love and support from people who truly care about me.” 

“Let me assure you that I am going to remain positive and continue to battle this disease vigorously with much tenacity along with seeking the appropriate medical care,” Brooks told Radar Online. Asking for privacy and respect during this “challenging time.” 

Vicki has been keeping her distance from Brooks since a video surfaced proving that he had cheated on her in Vegas. Brooks, who is still at the center of a lawsuit for the Vicki’s Vodka business deals that went awry, is accused of defrauding investors and misappropriating monies.

Reacting to the news that Brooks has cancer, Vicki, who has had an extremely tempestuous relationship with Brooks, further kept her distance from the matter. “I am very sad about the recent diagnosis of Brooks’s cancer reoccurrence,” she told People. “It really puts life in perspective and makes you realize how important health, family and friends are during this time. Thank you for respecting his privacy and for all your thoughts and prayers for Brooks during this time.” 

Vicki did not comment on the current nature of her relationship with Brooks, or if she is in contact with him throughout his treatment. 

Well, it’s probably not the right time for jokes, but let’s all send Brooks a Hallmark card to show our love. Too mean? Even though we all poke fun at Brooks, I really do wish him well during this time. 

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