Blogger Belle Gibson admits she lied about having cancer

Posted at 2:19 PM, Apr 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-23 14:19:33-04

SYDNEY, Australia -- A prominent wellness blogger who chronicled her battle with terminal brain cancer claimed she healed herself with a vegetable diet. She now admits she made the whole thing up. Belle Gibson, 26,  of Sydney, Australia made hundreds of thousands of dollars after she claimed she turned down traditional cancer treatments in favor of a vegetable-heavy , nutrition-based healing plan. She now said that she never had cancer in the first place.

She was on Instagram as @healing_belle and founded an app called “The Whole Pantry.” She also claimed to have donated $300,000 to charities, but there’s no trace of those donations.