More than a week after Carrie Ann Inaba revealed she was leaving “The Talk” due to health complications, the TV personality is opening up online. On Monday, the “Dancing with the Stars” panelist posted a photo with an inspirational caption.
“Within the silence I can hear my soul’s true voice,” she wrote alongside her Instagram post showing Inaba relaxing on the couch alongside some crystals.
In the comments sections, she received an outpouring of love and support. Her former co-host, Amanda Kloots even offered Inaba kind words, writing, “love and miss you,” in all capital letters. On April 26, her co-host Sheryl Underwood explained why Carrie Ann Inaba wasn’t in her usual chair on the daytime talk show.
“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,” Underwood said.
“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.”
Following Underwood’s statement, the panel offered Inaba their warm wishes. After the episode, Carrie Ann Inaba published a post on Instagram. She wrote directly to her fans directly about her decision to leave.
Carrie Ann Inaba Remains Positive Despite Health Complications
“I have decided to take a leave of absence from ‘The Talk’ to focus on my well-being,” Carrie Ann Inaba wrote. She added, “I know you guys understand health is the most important thing.”
In a second video post, she said “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.”
Since becoming a celebrity, Inaba has never been shy about discussing her health. She even created an online platform called The Carrie Ann Conversations. The website is designated to helping people manage their health and mental wellness issues.
Nearly 15 years ago, doctors diagnosed Inaba with spinal stenosis, which can cause pain and numbness. In 2014, she was then diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an immune disorder that does not have a cure. Additionally, she is also iron deficient and has fibromyalgia flare-ups. The disorder causes pain, difficulty sleeping, tiredness, in addition to emotional and mental problems.
Carrie Ann Inaba revealed what it was like for her to live in chronic pain after years of struggling with her health.”When you’re in chronic pain, you become exhausted because your body is fighting this pain all the time,” she said. “Pain is a life stealer. And it’s hidden, so people can’t see it or understand it.”