On Monday, Carrie Ann Inaba announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from The Talk. According to TV Line, Inaba shared the news via her social media accounts by posting a video about her decision. This news comes about a month after the Dancing With the Stars judge revealed that she was experiencing severe pain due to her autoimmune conditions.
In her message, Inaba told her fans that she would be taking a leave of absence from the CBS talk show to focus on her "health and well being." She included two videos alongside her message, with both of the clips showcasing her thoughts on this decision. The DWTS judge began by saying, "Hi everyone. I just wanted to let you know personally that I have decided to take a leave of absence from The Talk to focus on my well-being. I know you guys understand — health is the most important thing." She continued, "I appreciate your support. I appreciate the love and the support from the Talk family and I hope to be back soon. Take care. And I'll keep you updated."
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
Monday's episode of The Talk did see the co-hosts addressing Inaba's absence. Sheryl Underwood took some time during the broadcast to say, "Carrie Ann, we miss you and we look forward to having you back with us soon." Inaba has been absent from The Talk since mid-March. In the days since her step back from the talk show, she has been sharing updates about her health on social media. She took to her Instagram Story in early April to give an update on where she currently stands as she navigates her autoimmune issues.
"On a growth break," she informed her fans via her Instagram Story. "Be back soon. Healing in motion." Inaba went on to thank those who have sent her the "sweetest messages" as she takes a step back from her Talk duties. While she explained that it had been a "rough few weeks," she did say that she was in a place where she could "function." She added, "All I want and desire is healing." Disclosure: PopCulture is owned by ViacomCBS Streaming, a division of ViacomCBS.