This year, the "Alaskan Bush People" family got the most shocking and devasting news of all. Their mom Ami Brown has been diagnosed with stage 3b lung cancer, and all the family members left their life in the wild to seek treatment in Los Angeles.

Their farewell to Browntown and Ami's cancer treatment were documented in "Alaskan Bush People" Season 7 [VIDEO], which concluded on last night's two-hour season finale. Now, Billy Brown is speaking out about Ami's cancer and how the family is coping with their new life outside the wild.

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Updates on Ami Brown's cancer

Billy spoke to People Magazine and gave real-time updates regarding Ami's health. According to the "ABP" patriarch, Ami is in a lot of pain but is trying her best to hide it.

"If she's saying it hurts, it really hurts. Four or five times a day she bends over like a baby and cries," Billy heartbreakingly revealed. He added that because of this, he's learned to respect his wife even more.

Initially, doctors found cancer cells in both Ami's lungs. They told the family that cancer can metastasize and move to other parts of her body. Oncologists warned them that if it goes to her brain, it will all be over. Thankfully, Billy shared that the cancer is still contained to Ami's lungs for now.

However, he did admit that Ami's ordeal is far from over. Ami initially weighed at 128 pounds, but drastically dropped to 89 pounds in a matter of a few months. This made them decide to shut down Browntown to focus on caring for Ami. Currently, Ami is still undergoing chemotherapy sessions and Billy is right beside her every time.

"I don’t sleep," Billy said. "I don’t want to lose that time with her. I’ll stay up just watch her breathing while she sleeps."

On leaving Browntown

Billy Brown revealed that it was actually their children's decision to say goodbye to the life they've known and relocate to the city [VIDEO]. "Alaskan Bush People" fans saw how hard it was for the Brown family to pack up their things and leave the only life they've known for most of their lives.

Billy and Ami decided to raise their seven children in the Bush where they can be independent and free. However, Billy said that real freedom is where your family is. And right now, freedom means staying together to face their darkest hour.

In the show, Billy announced that they will be moving to a 40-acre ranch in Colorado after Ami's chemotherapy. There have been recent sightings of the family in Colorado, sparking rumors that they have now relocated.

'ABP' Season 8?

While Discovery Channel has not yet given any official confirmation, there's a strong speculation that the reality documentary will be renewed for another season.

According to the Facebook fan page Alaskan Bush People Exposed, Season 8 will follow the Brown family's move to Colorado where they will be setting up a new Browntown.

There are even rumors that the show's name might be changed to "Colorado Bush People." However, other fans are worried about Ami's weak prognosis and whether she will survive to film another season.