The CBS panel show is currently on temporary hiatus this week pending an internal network review after the 10 March (21) episode and Sharon's explosive confrontation with co-host Sheryl Underwood, when they clashed over Sharon's decision to defend her friend Piers Morgan against allegations of racism in the wake of his departure from U.K. TV show "Good Morning Britain".
Now, Sharon has told Entertainment Tonight, "I wish we could go on and have (an) adult conversation calmly and work it out but I don't know whether we can."
"I don't know whether it's gone past that. I would love to but I don't know whether I even want to go back... I don't know whether I'm wanted there."
The news comes after CBS decided to pull the plug on the live shows on Monday (15Mar21) and Tuesday following the heated row between Sharon and Sheryl.
The discussion started on "The Talk" when Sharon was talking about defending Piers over comments he made following Duchess Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, including insisting he didn't believe her when she said she'd had suicidal thoughts.
In response, Sheryl said, "While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist."
Sharon replied, "Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things? I very much feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist? How can I be racist about anybody or anything in my life."
The show then cut to a commercial break, but when it returned, she continued to press Sheryl for an explanation as to what was racist about Piers' comments and added, "And don't try and cry, because if anyone should be crying, it should be me."
Now, Sharon has claimed she felt "blindsided" and "set up" with the grilling she received from her co-stars.
"It was like, 'You're asking me the questions, you've got the questions written down there, and I haven't even had time to get my head together to come up with a correct answer here,' " she added to ET.
"You're the one accusing me. And I didn't even know this was happening. It was between her and I. I'm the one that should be crying here. My a** is on the line. I've just been pounced on, not even prepared for it."
And the 68-year-old star - who has also denied allegations of using racist and homophobic slurs toward her former co-hosts - has "apologised" to Sheryl after their row although she hasn't heard back yet.
"I own up to what I did. I can't not own up. I said what I said. I got too personal with Sheryl. I should've never said stop her tears," she continued. "She was hurting as I was hurting... I love Sheryl, I've apologised to Sheryl, she's not gotten back and I can understand. Sheryl needs her time."