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‘DWTS’ Judge Carrie Ann Inaba Updates Fans Following Health Issues

Carrie Ann Inaba at the Fourth Annual Critics Choice Real TV AwardsPhoto by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for the Critics Choice Real TV Awards

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Dancing with the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba recently took to Instagram to share an update with her fans about where she’s been. She shared that she’s been dealing with “health situation after health situation” over the past several months.

Carrie Ann Inaba Updates Fans on Her Health

In December, Inaba shared that she had fractured her rib while building furniture. As it turns out, that was only the start of several medical issues she’s had to deal with this year. She shared updates during a recent Instagram live video.

Inaba explained that after her rib “finally healed,” she became sick with Covid-19. This experience was “a lot harder than I realized,” as she had “some PTSD that came out with it” from the last time she caught the virus. Inaba said she “was a little bit depressed.”

After that, the judge said she started getting stomach flus and eventually had to have her appendix removed back in March. Inaba explained that she has “a little bit of a belly, which is part of the healing process.”

She thanked fans for the messages of support they shared when she posted about her appendectomy earlier this year. Inaba said she’ll be posting more and “trying to share some really positive things.”


Inaba Is Excited About Season 32

During her live video, Inaba also spoke positively about the upcoming Season 32 of Dancing with the Stars. She said she was glad the show would be airing on ABC as well as Disney+, calling it “the best of both worlds.”

Inaba also expressed excitement that former pro dancer Julianne Hough will be back on the show to co-host with Alfonso Ribeiro. She called Hough her “little sister.” Hough commented on the video later with three red heart emojis.

In the caption of her video, Inaba told fans that she’s back, writing that “the human spirit is very resilient” and “the body is always trying to find its way to healing.”

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10 months ago

Glad to be able to see DWS. Missed it when abitity to see was only with Disney. Thanks to giving this back to us.

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