Brooks Ayers has just been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer, and Vicki Gunvalson of The Real Housewives of Orange County is understandably devastated.
Gunvalson expressed her sadness over the troubling turn for on-again, off-again love following his diagnosis of “aggressive and fast-moving” cancer.
"I am very sad about the recent diagnosis of Brooks’s cancer reoccurrence," she said.
Added the original cast member, "It really puts life in perspective and makes you realize just how important health, family and friends are during this time."
The Real Housewives of Orange County staple thanked her fans "for respecting his privacy and for all your thoughts and prayers for Brooks during this time."
Ayers was initially diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma about a year ago.
Following the recent developments, he’s “determined to fight this horrible disease and am surrounded by love and support from people who truly care about me.”