Around 12am Eastern Monday Evel Dick posted a 9+ minute long video on his site, rtvzone trying to clear up some of the rumors as to his departure from the show last Thursday.
I have taken the 'meat' of that audio - the two minute portion with the crucial details and you can listen to it below. For the full audio and video please check out rtvzone. In it Dick quashes all the rumors and then discusses what his near term plans are which includes commenting on the show via his site.
A couple things to note, Dick did NOT say the reason was medical. Now it might have been but he didn't say it so don't believe what you might read elsewhere. Also the one item not in this audio clip I found interesting was Dick maintains that he and Danielle haven't spoken in the last couple years and he has left messages with her that she hasn't returned.
I don't really know if there is much to discuss, although I don't know why we had to wait for the video statement, he laid it out as clearly as he seems to plan to.