Cholesterol itself is not a culprit but a symptom of severe health issues. When the body is in dire straights, it resorts to less-than-perfect repairs to limp on.
Statins do not address the underlying cause of high cholesterol, but only mask that symptom, and cause many more in the process. Consult more than one doctor, see a nutritionist, or a natural doctor, or all of the above.
It has a connection.