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Sheryl Underwood Says She Experienced PTSD After Her On-Air Fight with Sharon Osbourne

Sheryl Underwood Says She Experienced PTSD After Her On-Air Fight with Sharon Osbourne

Sheryl Underwood is welcoming back fans of The Talk after a tumultuous month long hiatus.

In a new preview clip, the comedian and host addressed the show’s audience from backstage and provided an update about what fans can expect from the upcoming episode.

“It’s time for an episode of The Talk that will be unlike any other we’ve had before,” Sheryl began.

“As you may know, during our break, Sharon decided to leave The Talk. We need to process the events of that day and what happened since, so we can get to the healing,” she continued.

Sheryl explained that she will join fellow co-hosts Elaine Welteroth, Amanda Kloots and Carrie Ann Inaba to “honestly discuss what occurred.”

Sharon‘s departure from the show followed her comments about British TV presenter Piers Morgan, who made several controversial remarks about Meghan Markle.

Allegations of Sharon‘s inappropriate workplace conduct also emerged, with former hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete accusing her of using racist and homophobic language behind the scenes.

Sheryl claimed that Sharon never reached out after their heated argument during the show, which Sharon has disputed.

Click inside to see what Sheryl said about their fight…

During the episode, Sheryl shared that she experienced PTSD after her fight with Sharon on air.

“I feel like I’ve been in, like, PTSD because it was a trauma,” she explained, “and I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get back to work with my friends and my colleagues and the crew … but I also wanted to get back to the audience.”

She added that she was mindful of being perceived as the “angry black woman” and tried to stay calm during their confrontation.

“I didn’t want to escalate things with Sharon because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend, but also I knew I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn’t want to perceived as the angry black woman and that really scared me,” Sheryl said.

“I didn’t want to be that and I wanted to remain calm and remain focused, and it’s difficult to go back to that day because I just feel the trauma. I feel fearful, apprehensive,” she continued.

Elaine Welteroth added that she felt Sharon “went off the rails into disrespect” during their debate.

Sharon‘s payout from the show was recently revealed.

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