"Now it's time to focus our energy on helping the survivors and victims of cancer," Edmonds told ET on Wednesday. "There is so much work to be done to help those suffering. It wasn't easy exposing a lie about something that is so important to so many of us. It is time for all of us to move on and get to work in a positive way to help in the fight."
Many of Ayers' RHOC castmates have accused the reality TV star of lying about actually having the disease. Like Edmonds, who has been vocal about her opinions on his health all along, Shannon Beador also weighed in on Ayers' allegations. "I'm so grateful that we have a break and I don't have to think about fake cancer anymore," she told ET last week.
Earlier today, ET reported that Ayers lied about receiving cancer treatments at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Los Angeles. Ayers also broke his silence on the controversy that has surrounded both him and his on-again, off-again ex, Vicki Gunvalson.
"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's knowledge, to produce documents for a reality TV show in hopes of putting doubts about my cancer to rest," Ayers told E! News on Wednesday. "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," the reality TV star 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, I've learned from making mistakes.' I made a mistake yet I have learned a huge lesson as well."
Ayers, who has insisted that his diagnosis is real despite the suspicions from his castmates, provided fake documents displaying the City of Hope logo in hopes of proving he received chemotherapy to treat the disease during a sit-down interview with E! News last week. "City of Hope has not provided any cancer treatment to anyone by the name of David Brooks Ayers," Tami Dennis, Executive Director of Communications at City of Hope, confirmed to ET on Tuesday.
Back in September, ET caught up with Ayers, where he reiterated that his diagnosis was legitimate.
"I have cancer," he shared with ET at the time. According to Ayers, he was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, and was reportedly being treated by an oncologist. He also told ET that that his "numbers were normalized" since he started taking supplements and doing IV therapy.
Upon hearing the news that her ex had lied to her about getting treatments at the Los Angeles medical facility, Gunvalson took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to fans asking her about their current relationship.
"I don't talk to him nor will I ever speak to him again. This man is sick," she tweeted.
Gunvalson and Ayers officially called it quits in August, after dating on and off since 2011. Their first split was in 2013, but Gunvalson got back together with Ayers in the fall of 2014, around the same time she had learned he supposedly had stage 3 cancer. During a RHOC reunion, Tamra Judge claimed that Gunvalson wanted to leave her then-husband, Donn Gunvalson, in 2007 to be with Ayers. Gunvalson, however, didn't split from her husband until 2010.