Bachelorette star Cam Ayala reveals leg amputation amid chronic lymphedema
Last Modified: Jun 29, 2022
The Bachelorette contestant Cam Ayala has undergone a leg amputation late this week-which he shared via social media.
Alongside a series of pictures in hospital, in which he is recovering and rehabilitating, he wrote, “ Gotta lotta BROMENTUM… #amputee #CAMputee #FAITHoverFEAR.”
Having undergone the right leg removal at Texas Medical Center, the 33 also shared of his diagnosis. He had suffered chronic lymphedema. The condition occurs when lymph vessels are unable to drain the lymph nodes which causes swelling in the affected region of the body – mostly on the legs and arms.
The 33-year-old had first appeared on Season 15 of “The Bachelorette,” and featured Hannah Brown as the Bachelorette. He also starred in season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise.
Ayala, who worked as a sales manager, was vocal about his medical condition on the reality show.
On the episode of Maybe God podcast, he said, “Long story short, it started very well. I got the first rose before the first impression rose, and that had never happened before [on the show]….Honestly when I was out there and getting that first rose I felt affirmed very quickly.”
However, his health revelation only harmed his days on the show.
“And that honestly was the curse. Because there was a very large target placed on my back between the men in the house. And about three weeks into the journey there, I decided to open up to the bachelorette about my chronic disease, called lymphedema … As I opened up to her, some of the other guys in the mansion felt [it] necessary to approach her after that conversation and basically accuse me of fabricating this medical sob story so I could get what they referred to as a ‘pity rose.’ And unfortunately, she believed the guys’ narrative and I was sent home that night,” he had shared.