Was the mom from Alaskan Bush People really sick? That’s what fans are wondering after the Brown family returned to TV last month for their Christmas special, which also served as an update on their mom Ami Brown‘s health. Ami has been battling advanced-stage lung cancer for more than a year now, and the family even moved from their home in the Alaskan wilderness to a mansion in Southern California last summer so that Ami could undergo rounds of radiation and chemotherapy to fight the disease. Now that the treatment worked, fans are speculating whether Ami really had cancer — and the curator of the Alaskan Bush People Exposed Facebook fan page is setting the record straight.

“Ami is officially in remission and for now chemo is over,” the statement read. “That doesn’t mean she lied about having cancer or faked having cancer. All it simply means is that she is in remission and will be monitored by her doctors very closely. Like most people dealing with cancer, it is something that Ami will have to deal with for the rest of her life and to suggest anything else is irresponsible and utter nonsense.”

The statement seems to be a response to rumors that claim Ami is 100 percent cancer-free. Many fans were speculating that Ami’s cancer battle was fake like fans have long-speculated that the family’s reality TV series is fake or scripted — especially because Ami looked well during the Christmas special and her husband Bill Brown told the cameras that her lungs were clear after two rounds of chemotherapy. But Ami’s cancer battle is very real and she even experienced a health scare shortly after the Christmas special was filmed.

“Shortly after Thanksgiving she suffered a brief setback and was very ill. She is doing better now and back on the mend,” read a statement posted on the Alaskan Bush People Exposed Facebook page last month.

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