Carrie Ann Inaba has announced that she will be leaving The Talk to focus on her health.
Inaba has been open in the past about the multiple chronic conditions that she’s struggled with. The host announced her temporary exit from The Talk on Monday stating in an Instagram video, “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 continued, “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.”
The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood also addressed the news with viewers on Monday’s episode. “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 wellbeing,” Underwood shared.
“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 soon.”
Inaba has been open with her fans about her health struggles over the years. She was diagnosed in 2007 with spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can result in pain and numbness. Additionally, she has been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, which is an immune disorder that can cause pain and fatigue. She’s also been open about her struggles with an iron deficiency and fibromyalgia flare-ups.