‘The Talk’ Co-Host Carrie Ann Inaba Is ‘Keeping It Real’ Detailing Her Physical Therapy Amid Leave of Absence

by John Jamison

In the wake of her departure from “The Talk,” co-host Carrie Ann Inaba is keeping her fans updated in regard to her wellbeing. She recently posted a picture of a physical therapy session to her Instagram story.

For those that may have missed it, Carrie Ann Inaba took a leave of absence from the show on April 26. She has struggled with a number of health issues over the years. And she felt that stepping away from the show was the best way to focus on feeling better.

“This is how I spent my yesterday afternoon- every Tuesdays and Thursdays since Mid March,” she wrote on her Instagram story. “The pain levels have been so bad. Physical Therapy is good. Stay away from stress. Stress can cause pain to flare to unimaginable heights when you have #autoimmunedisease. This is my reality. Let’s keep it real on the #gram.”

She has been open with her fans about her health journey for a long time, and her recent post was made in the same spirit. The list of Inaba’s health issues is a long one. She has suffered from spinal stenosis, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome for years. And she was diagnosed with lupus last year. It’s impressive she was able to function at all with all of this, let alone co-host a major talk show.

Inaba’s Leave of Absence Marks More Major Upheaval for ‘The Talk’

Carrie Ann Inaba’s decision to step away from the show came roughly a month after the departure of her fellow co-host Sharon Osbourne. As a result, the daytime CBS talk show is undergoing major changes to its panel.

Osbourne quit the show after her defense of Piers Morgan’s comments about the royal family. Morgan, a British TV personality himself, didn’t believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s accusations of racism leveled against the royal family. Because Morgan is Osbourne’s friend, she came to his defense. Her own comments sparked major controversy and led to her absence from the show.

All of that said, there is a major difference between Inaba and Osbourne’s circumstances. Carrie Ann Inaba has stated that she would like to return to “The Talk” eventually.

“I hope to be back soon. Take care and I’ll keep you updated,” she said in an Instagram video when she announced her leave of absence.

At present, “The Talk” has yet to announce who, if anyone, will be brought in to replace Sharon Osbourne. And depending on the length of Inaba’s absence, the panel-style talk show will have to make do with three hosts.