Just one day after Carrie Ann Inaba left “The Talk,” she announced she was suffering from multiple health complications. Inaba, who was diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions, revealed that she was taking a temporary leave from the CBS talk show on Monday.
Yet, according to a source close to the TV personality, she’s remaining optimistic. “Carrie Ann is very in tune with her body and really taking this time to focus on her health,” the source revealed. “She has experienced some recent flare ups and taking this time to remove stress and focus on her body and its healing is important.”
In a recent video posted to her Instagram account, the 53-year-old filled her fans in about her health concerns. “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 wellbeing.”
She went on to add, “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.”
Carrie Ann Inaba on Autoimmune Conditions: Coping Can Feel ‘Quite Lonely’
During the last few years, Inaba has suffered from several autoimmune conditions. According to Inaba, they all act as “invisible illnesses” that can be difficult to treat.
“Going through life with an autoimmune condition, or several, like I do, can be a difficult process,” she explained in a post. Doctors have diagnosed her with Sjorgren’s syndrome, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and markers for antiphospholipid syndrome, which can lead to blood clots.
“Coping with autoimmune conditions can sometimes feel quite lonely,” she said. “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. I believe strongly in sharing my journey, my solutions, and the things that have helped me with anyone who could use it — this is how communities are formed.”
In 2019, she confessed how living with chronic pain has affected her both physically and mentally. “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.”