Josh Moore says his head is in a spin after the events of last week and doesn't know when his life will have any sort of normality again.
For two months Moore had been a contestant in the Big Brother house until he had to deal with sad news of the sudden death of his older brother - and only sibling - Toby, 32.
Moore says he is trying to deal with the adjustment to life outside the television show as well as Toby's death.
He did not tell Toby he was going on Big Brother because of confidentiality rules.
Moore's parents Carolyn and Terry both flew to the Gold Coast from South Australia last Wednesday to deliver the news.
They were again by their son's side on Sunday night when he appeared on Big Brother in a farewell episode.
Sunday's eviction was cancelled after Moore decided to exit the house.
"I don't feel I am back in real life at all," Moore told AAP.
"I still feel like I am in this bubble and I think it's going to take time to come to grips with everything.
"Coming out of the house is one thing and trying to adapt to real life again, but to have the loss of my brother packaged in with all of that is unprecedented in my life and there is no set way to deal with it.
"There's no hand book or guide on what to do.
"It's been tough but I have great support and I am trying to stay as positive as possible."
As one of the most popular contestants on Big Brother and the favourite to win, Moore himself thinks Michael will win the show, which carries $250,000 in prize money.
Moore, 28, said since departing the house last Thursday he has yet to catch-up with the other members of the South Australian-based band Messrs.
He says he wants to return to playing music, fronting the group again as soon as possible and releasing an EP that was recorded before he went on the Nine Network program.
"I haven't even spoken to the guys since I got out," Moore said.
"We were supposed to release an EP earlier this year and I think they were holding it off until I got out.
"I can't wait to get on stage again and have some fun.
"It's something that has always been a part of my life and I can't wait to get back on stage and get a bit of a tour happening next year."
Nominations for the next eviction will take place on Monday night before another eviction on Sunday.