AceShowbiz - Carrie Ann Inaba was thankful. Having being hospitalized for four nights because of an emergency appendectomy, the "Dancing with the Stars" alum shared an update on her health and did not forget to offer a special shout out to the medical staff who have taken good care of her.
On Thursday, March 30, the 55-year-old TV personality took to Instagram to post a video documenting her hospital stay. Alongside the short clip, she wrote a lengthy caption that read, "Special shout out to the wonderful staff of doctors, nurses and aides at @cedarssinai for taking such good care of me."
As she detailed her health woes, the former co-host of "The Talk" noted that she was still grateful. "I had an emergency appendectomy last week and while it's been quite a painful experience, I also know it's a gift to even feel this pain. I realize after speaking with my doctor that it could have been much worse," she stated.
On the cause of her hospitalization, Carrie Ann reflected, "Appendicitis attacks happen suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere. And when you are in that much pain, the last thing you want to do is go anywhere." She went on to say, "And when you have autoimmune disease, you are often having strange health occurrences that no one can explain or help you with so sometimes, you try to wait it out, like I did. I was wrong."
"I should have come straight to the hospital right when the pain in my abdomen started, after the sudden and violent vomiting that knocked me off my feet," Carrie Ann continued. "I should have gone when I couldn't stand without excruciating pain… but I honestly didn't want to leave my babies, and I'm so accustomed to pain —thought I should let it play out," she added.
Carrie Ann then reminded others to be more attentive to their body. "If you have pain in your abdomen, please have it checked out because it could be something very serious," she stated, before thanking the medical staff once again. "Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone at @cedarssinai for the great care. If I needed to do it again, I would come back to you. Thankfully, my appendix will not be bothering me anymore."
This was not the first time Carrie Ann went public about her health. Back in 2021, she talked about how it was like dealing with autoimmune disease. "Coping with autoimmune conditions can sometimes feel quite lonely," she candidly stated in a post she shared on her online wellness platform, Carrie Ann Conversations.
"When I first got diagnosed, some encouraged me to keep my struggles to myself, but I've found that it's always been better to be honest about my needs and realities than to stay silent," she detailed. "I believe strongly in sharing my journey, my solutions, and the things that have helped me with anyone who could use it - this is how communities are formed."