‘The Talk’ co-host Carrie Ann Inaba explains why she is taking a sudden leave of absence


Changes will be coming to the set of “The Talk.”

Carrie Ann Inaba revealed on all of her social media accounts that she is taking a leave of absence from the CBS talk show. The star also posted a video of herself explaining why she decided to take a break for the time being.

“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,” Inaba said in the video. “I know you guys understand: Health is the most important thing.”

The “Dancing With the Stars” judge decided that her health and wellbeing were essential, but she also promised fans that she hopes to be back soon.

Inaba’s announcement comes after Sharon Osbourne exited the daytime talk show in March following a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood over Piers Morgan’s controversial remarks on Meghan Markle. “The Talk” was subsequently put on hiatus as CBS launched an internal investigation.

During the March 10th episode of “The Talk,” Osbourne had claimed she was being labeled a racist for defending Morgan’s comments about Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“She’s [Markle] entitled to her opinion, Piers is entitled to his, and that’s what it’s all about,” Osbourne added. “You’re entitled to have a disagreement, discuss it in a normal way.”

Just this month, the 68-year-old broke her silence on “Real Time with Bill Maher” and blamed her “disgruntled” former co-hosts for having a hand in having her departure from the talk show.

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