'Big Brother 13': Evel Dick Donato left for a personal emergency

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evel-dick-donato.jpg Evel Dick Donato left "Big Brother 13" mere hours before the live feeds began last Thursday night (July 7) and everyone has been wondering why. Sunday night (July 10) he made a video for Reality TV Zone explaining the situation, sort of. It was a personal emergency, but there are no details offered.

Dick says [ edited for length]:

"CBS will be addressing this on the Wednesday episode of 'Big Brother.' But I wanted to address my departure from the BB house to stop all the speculation and b******* rumors floating around the internet once and for all.

I wasn't kicked out, I wasn't put in jail, I wasn't diagnosed with cancer, my mother, my son and my girlfriend weren't in any kind of accident or caused me to leave the house in any way shape or form. My brother wasn't killed, I don't even have a brother ... all these rumors are just out of hand.

This isn't some kind of lame publicity stunt aimed at promoting RTVZone.com ... Also, I didn't leave the game to push Daniele farther in the game, as some are saying. I was there to win and so was she.

Also, it is true that Dani and I have not spoken for three years but for one time when we crossed paths at my mother's house about a year ago. That conversation was brief and extremely awkward and we haven't spoke since, although I have left her a few voicemails since that time, getting no response back from her.

I would really like to apologize to CBS, the producers of the show, my daughter, my alliance, the other cast members and as well to all the fans. I know you all are diappointed, as am I. This was very unexpected and was not planned in any way, shape or form.

I went into the BB house with the sole intention of winning the game and becoming the first two-time winner of BB. Nothing less would do for me. That was the goal, not making the jury, not bailing out, anything else. I was there to win.

I had a very good start in the game and was very happy with my position in the house, with my alliance and with my position within my alliance. Things were rolling very well and I couldn't have imagined a better start for the season.

People, friends, family and fans who know me know I would have never, ever left the house if it could have been avoided ... I'm not a quitter, I've never quit anything and why would I leave, if it wasn't for something important.

I was summoned the Diary Room and the producers gave me some bad news about somebody I was very close with. Actually, they didn't even come on to the PA in the Diary Room, they came inside the Diary Room.

It was an emergency that required my immediate attention. There was no second thought. I had to leave and they understood completely. I thank them for their understanding and their concern, it means a lot to me. As a matter of fact, they've contacted me a number of times since leaving to see how I'm doing and make sure everything is OK. I really do appreciate how they're helping me out.

I had no idea about any of this. Bottom line is sometimes things in life happen that mean a lot more than being on a television show. Some things in life give you perspective about what's really important in life and this is one of those things.

Sometimes people need you and if you're true to them, you do everything you can for them no matter what. This person needs me and I'm there for them no matter what.

I am going to respect their privacy and am not going to say anything else about the situation."

So there you have it, hamster fans. Satisfied with Evel Dick's explanation? Don't forget to sign up for the live feeds so you don't miss a moment of "Big Brother" this summer.  
Photo/Video credit: CBS