The Talk’s Carrie Ann Inaba posted on her Twitter a series of videos that she has decided to take a leave of absence from the daytime talk show to focus on her well-being.
Inaba goes on to say, “I know you guys understand. Health is the most important thing.”
In another video, the TV personality acknowledges and appreciates the love and support from fans and The Talk family, hoping that she will be back soon.
I have decided to take a leave of absence from @TheTalkCBS to focus on my health and well being. I appreciate the support from you and my family at The Talk and hope to be back soon! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0RQck8TVBq— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) April 26, 2021
Inaba’s departure was also addressed on the CBS talk show’s Monday episode, Insider reports. Sheryl Underwood said on the episode, “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. We miss you, Carrie Ann, and we look forward to having you back with us soon.”
Inaba has been a co-host on the series since 2017, and there has been no word on who will replace Inaba during her leave. The cohosts who remain at the table are Sheryl Underwood, Elaine Welteroth, and Amanda Kloots. Inabas announcement to leave follows just one month after Sharon Osbourne’s departure from the show.
In a press statement made by CBS regarding Osbourne’s departure: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts. At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race. During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”