Ahmad Givens, better known as “Real”, one of the stars of VH1’s Real Chance of Love has died after a long battle with cancer, according to his brother, Kamaal aka “Chance”.
Chance says the reality star’s condition worsened after he took a fall in January. After that, Real was bedridden ever since.
Givens was first diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2013.
“I remember I was laying on the hospital bed and the doctor came in crying and when I saw her crying I knew it was something serious,” he said of the moments before he was informed that he had stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver. “My doctors thought I had, like, three days to live so they just zapped me with chemo. I left out of there with my veins burning and everything.”
Givens said after surgery, the tumors spread to the left side of his brain, leaving him partially paralyzed on the right side of his body.
“I had to learn how to walk again and everything,” explained Givens, who said that radiation successfully eradicated the brain tumor. “I just have faith in God, man.”
Givens broke into reality TV through the 2007 VH1 dating show I Love New York, which he appeared on with brother Kamal “Chance” Givens. He went on to star in spinoffs Real Chance of Love from 2008 to 2009 and Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters in 2010.
“VH1 is incredibly sad to report that Stallionaire and ‘Real Chance Of Love’ star Ahmad ‘Real’ Givens has passed away from colon cancer,” the network said on its website.
“Our hearts go out to Real’s brother Chance and their loved ones, we’ll truly miss this member of the VH1 family.”
Chance posted a tribute to his brother online saying, “I’ll see you one day soon we shall dance again in God’s kingdom forever and ever bro words can’t describe my pain world pray for me!”