“The Talk” has been through a lot recently. Between the controversial departure of Sharon Osbourne and Carrie Ann Inaba’s leave of absence, the panel-style talk show is trying to weather the storm. By the same token, Inaba’s reasons for taking leave in the first place are a serious shakeup to her life. The TV personality is ailing from a series of health issues. But her fans are still there to help lift her spirits.
In a recent Instagram post, Carrie Ann Inaba displayed some artwork done by a talented fan. It’s a stylized portrait depicting Inaba herself, and “The Talk” star was appreciative of the work.
“Love this art work by @seethrunikki It’s so pretty and I’m touched. There’s a quality to this art that somehow lifted my spirits today. Art is so important for that reason. Thank you for sharing. Have an ethereal day everyone,” Carrie Ann Inaba captioned her post.
Inaba has been open about her constant physical therapy and treatment for her autoimmune diseases. With all of that, it’s good to see that Inaba is able to look at the bright side of things. The artwork came as a welcome boost for the 53-year old “The Talk” star and “Dancing with the Stars” host.
‘The Talk’ Star’s Autoimmune Diseases
A few weeks ago, Inaba announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from “The Talk.” She cited the need to put her health first. And the list of her autoimmune diseases is an extensive one.
Carrie Ann Inaba suffers from lupus, fibromyalgia, Sjogren’s syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis. But instead of letting these conditions isolate her and prevent her from living a fulling a full life, Inaba opts to be open about her health journey.
In a post she made to her website back in February, Inaba talked about what it can be like to live with her particular diseases.
“Often when it comes to autoimmune conditions there is no perfect solution or clear path forward,” She wrote. “Coping with autoimmune conditions can sometimes feel quite lonely. When I first got diagnosed, some encouraged me to keep my struggles to myself, but I’ve found that it’s always been better to be honest about my needs and realities than to stay silent.
There is still no word on when Inaba anticipates returning to “The Talk.” She has said that she wants to be back soon, however.