An executive at the Discovery Channel has a very simple and very pointed message for certain fans of Alaskan Bush People.
And that messages goes something like this:
Speaking to Radar Online, the network's Executive Vice President, Laurie Goldberg, opened up for the first time this week about Ami Brown's cancer diagnosis.
She and her loved ones admitted in July of 2017 that the long-time reality star had been diagnosed with a very serious form of lung cancer and that her prognosis was grim at best.
Since then, various members of this famous family have kept fans apprised of Ami's status on occasion, with the latest update being an extremely sad one:
But this doesn't mean all hope is lost, Goldberg says:
"She is going to L.A. for a routine three month check-up but is optimistic and surrounded by nothing but love," she also told Radar.
In this same conversation with the aforementioned celebrity gossip website, Goldberg expressed consternation that anyone out there has been doubting Ami's diagnosis.
Do these critics really think producers and/or the Browns themselves would lie about such a thing?
"Ami’s battle with cancer is very real," Goldberg emphasis, taking those who disbelieve her to task and adding:
“It is just disgusting that anyone would say her cancer is not real or that it was created for the show."
We can't entirely fault viewers for having a few questions, of course.
Reality TV in general is known for conjuring up storylines, as Jacob Roloff very recently came out and explained in a book written by this Little People, Big World star.
We're talking about cancer here and we would never for a second wonder whether Ami and her children were actually lying about such a serious illness.
"It’s in both lungs, in the middle and sides of the lungs," Ami’s husband, Billy Brown, said last year.
He said the cancer had been labeled as stage 3B, which is very close to the worst possible diagnosis, and continued at the time:
“It hasn’t traveled to any other organs, but that’s what they’re saying is next. Any time we talk to anybody, it’s bad news.”
Alaskan Bush People will be returning for Season 8, however, and we hear that Ami may still be part of the cast.
“The fans will get to see her journey alongside the rest of the family on the upcoming season,” Goldberg previews, adding:
“There is definitely no drama between her and anyone in the family - they love her very much and would do anything for her.”
No premiere date for Season 8 has been announced just yet.
We'll pass it along as soon as it's confirmed...
... and we'll continue to send Ami our best wishes.