Why did Carrie Ann leave the talk?
The Talk's Carrie Ann Inaba announced on Monday that she will take a leave of absence from the CBS talk show “to focus on my well-being.” ... “I wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my well-being,” Inaba told her followers. Deadline‘The Talk’ Co-Host Carrie Ann Inaba Takes Leave Of Absence From CBS Show: “Health Is The Most Important Thing”
Has Carrie Ann left the talk?
"Hi Everyone, I have decided to take a leave of absence from @thetalkcbs to focus on my well being. We all know health is the most precious gift we have. And I need to take care of mine," she wrote. "I appreciate the love and support from all of you and from my family at The Talk. USA TODAYCarrie Ann Inaba to take leave of absence from 'The Talk': 'Health is the most important thing'
The Talk is down another co-host, at least for now.
“I wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my well-being,” Inaba said in the video. “I know you guys understand: Health is the most important thing.” (Watch her full announcement via the video below.)
I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well being. I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0RQck8TVBq
— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) April 26, 2021
Inaba’s decision comes after former co-host Sharon Osbourne left the CBS daytime series in late March following a contentious, on-air discussion about whether British TV personality Piers Morgan’s comments about Meghan Markle were racist. In the March 10 episode, Osbourne spoke fervently to defend both her friend, Morgan, and herself from suspicion of being racist; in the process, she frequently spoke over co-host Sheryl Underwood, which led some viewers to criticize Osbourne’s behavior.
In a public apology the next day, Osbourne posted that “got defensive and allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over. There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast! I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us and will continue to learn, listen and do better.”
The show went on hiatus while an internal review was conducted. When CBS announced that Osbourne was leaving in late March, it added that Osbourne’s behavior “toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
In Monday’s episode, Underwood let the audience know that Inaba would not be around for a while, adding, “Carrie Ann we miss you and we look forward to having you back with us soon.” (Watch that video below.)
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26 April, 2021 - 04:45pm
"Hi, everyone. I wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from 'The Talk' to focus on my well-being," Inaba shared. "I know you guys understand health is the most important thing. So, I appreciate your support, I appreciate the love and support from 'The Talk' family, and I hope to be back soon. Take care, and I'll keep you updated. Thank you."
Inaba has faced a number of health issues over the years. In 2007, she was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a condition that leads to the narrowing of spaces in your spine which can put pressure on surrounding nerves (per Mayo Clinic). In 2013, Inaba learned she also has Sjogren's syndrome, an incurable immune disorder (per People). In recent years, Inaba has also talked about her iron deficiency and fibromyalgia.
"I want to encourage people because even though I feel shame, I know that at the same time I shouldn't feel shame about it because it's something that I'm just going through," Inaba added. "And like I actually want to talk more about it and I'm grateful to have a platform."
Inaba has received the support of her castmates in this latest decision. "Before we get started today, we'd like to let you all know at home, Carrie Ann is taking a leave of absence from the show to focus on her well-being," Sheryl Underwood told viewers on the April 26 episode (per People). "She appreciates the support from all of her fans and her family right here at 'The Talk.' Carrie Ann, we miss you and we look forward to having you back with us soon." We, too, wish her nothing but health and happiness as she takes time to focus on herself!