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"Dancing's" Evans: "I'm In Shock"

10/18/2006 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Country star Sara Evans explained her departure from the "Dancing With The Stars" on last night's show, and said that ever since she learned of salacious allegations against her husband last week that prompted her to file for divorce, "I've just been in shock."

Evans, 35, told "Dancing" co-host Tom Bergeron that she found out about her husband Craig Schelske's alleged behavior -- including adultery and habitual pornography consumption -- just hours before performing on the October 11 show. (Schelske has denied all the allegations.) Evans added that she simply couldn't continue on the hit show, because she wanted to be with her children, which would prove difficult given the show's schedule.

Schelske, 43, in a statement issued yesterday, said, "I cannot explain why Sara is waging a false media campaign, but I intend to defend myself in court and protect my children as best I can." The couple have been married 13 years and have three children.

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