Former ‘The Talk’ Host Carrie Ann Inaba Gives Health Update

by Taylor Cunningham

Carrie Ann Inaba is feeling healthier than she has “in years” after she left The Talk to focus on her health.

In August of this year, former The Talk host and current Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba announced that she was permanently stepping down from her place on the popular talk show due to her battle with a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease.

“I am filled with immense gratitude for my journey on [The Talk],” she told her fans. “It has been a wonderful experience and an honor to have been the moderator at The Talk, following in the footsteps of two women I very much respect [Julie Chen Moonves] and [Sara Gilbert].”

According to an interview with Hello! Magazine, Inaba felt that she was overextending herself by working on both The Talk and Dancing with the Stars. And she “never considered stepping back from DWTS,” but the only way Inaba could ensure she was well enough to continue with the series was “to leave The Talk.”

“I was scared,” Inaba admitted. “And that fear turned to motivation and I worked so hard in these last six months to get well again.”

Inaba’s autoimmune disease left her in excruciating pain “all day every day,” and that was particularly hard for her because she made a career out of dancing.

“Movement is the last thing you want to do [with the disease],” she continued. “You don’t think it’s possible. And that is depressing for someone who moved her whole life. It’s debilitating for your mind, body, and spirit.” 

With a desire to help others who are battling life-altering illnesses, Inaba launched a new podcast titled Carrie Ann Conversations. During the episodes, Inaba interviews experts, shares tips, and talks about her own “intense journey” with her health.

“I just want to help other people who are in pain both physically and mentally,” she said about the podcast.

Sharon Osbourne Slams Her Former ‘The Talk’ Showrunners

Sharon Osbourne is opening up months after an on-screen argument led to the end of her run on The Talk.

In March of this year, CBS announced that Sharon Osbourne would no longer be working on its popular daytime talk show. The announcement came a few days after Osbourne defended controversial comments made by her close friend Piers Morgan during an episode of The Talk.

In October, Osbourne chatted with Megyn Kelly on Kelly’s Sirius XM show and claimed that Amy Reisenbach, the head of CBS Daytime, and The Talk showrunners, Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews ruined her life.

“They were friends of mine, especially Kristin Matthews,” she shared. “And I told them that they’ve destroyed me. I told them I will never be able to get over this. It’s like, once you have that seed put on you, that you are a racist, it never goes away. I told them they destroyed me,” Sharon Osbourne said during the interview.