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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 16:04

Survivor' contestant quits the game

This season's 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' is full of twists. No one, including the contestants, expected the vocal and often crass Colton Cumbie of Alabama to come right out and quit the game. But he did. In a tearful goodbye, he told the show host, Jeff Probst, "I don't want to be here anymore. I can't do this." And with that he exited the game. 

However, that move didn't prevent the contestants on Redemption Island from having to duke it out. Before the challenge, Tyson was given the opportunity to switch places with his loved one, Rachel Foulger, who told him he should stay with his tribe. So Candace, Marissa and Rachel were left to compete in a domino-like challenge. Rachel Foulger's dominos just didn't fall fast enough to win a spot back in the game, and she was sent home. I recently spoke with Cumbie and Foulger, who both said they have no regrets.

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Karma made its presence felt on 'Survivor' this week when the reality show's most hated player, 21-year-old Colton Cumbie of Alabama, was taken out of the game for what appeared to be appendicitis. 

Cumbie offended almost all of his tribe mates in one way or another. Week after week, viewers like myself have watched the idol necklace holder and conniving 'queen' of the misfits [the name he gave to his fellow 'Survivor' players] verbally assault those around him. Cumbie made it known he was calling the shots in the game until medics deemed him too sick to continue. While being evacuated from the island, Cumbie was told he could give his immunity necklace to anyone on the Manono tribe, but he instead decided to keep it as a souvenir.

When I spoke with Cumbie recently, he said he wished he would've been blindsided instead of leaving the game with what was later diagnosed as a severe bacterial infection. Here's what else he had to say:

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