The Talk's Sheryl Underwood breaks down in tears & says she has 'PTSD' from Sharon Osbourne fight in show's return to TV

THE Talk's Sheryl Underwood broke down in tears and said she has "PSTD" after her fight with Sharon Osbourne in the first show following a hiatus.

Amanda Kloots, Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Sheryl sat down together for the first time in over a month after an internal investigation was done.

During today's episode of The Talk, Sheryl kicked it off by herself as she confirmed Sharon would not be joining them.

"It's time for an episode of the Talk that is unlike any other we've had before," she began.

"We haven't been together in the studio since the week of March 10. During our break, Sharon decided to leave The Talk, We need to process the events of that day and what's happened since so we can get to the healing.

"We will honestly discuss what occurred and will explore some of our feelings. We want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward."

Socio-cultural analyst Dr. Donald E Grant then joined the ladies on stage to discuss how they could make the show – and the country – a safe space to discuss race issues without it escalating as it did with Sharon.

When Dr. Grant asked Sheryl how she felt coming back for the first time since the show had gone in hiatus, she told him: "I'm nervous but I'm ready.

"It's a safe space right now," she added as she looked around the room with her co-hosts.

Dr. Grant applauded Sheryl for her self-control to which she confessed: "I didn't want to escalate things with Sharon because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend.

"But also I feel I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn't want to be perceived as the angry Black woman. That really scared me, I didn't want to be that.

"I wanted to remain calm and focused. I just feel the trauma. I feel fearful and apprehensive.

"It is difficult to go back to that day because I feel the trauma. That really scared me."

Fans will remember that Sharon shouted at Sheryl during their fight and demanded that she not cry because the one being attacked was her.

At the time, Sharon fired off at her co-star: “I’ll ask you again Sheryl because I’ve been asking during the break… 

“Oh and don’t try to cry, if anyone should be crying it should be me! This is the situation… educate me, tell me where you have heard him say racist things. Educate me!”

Continuing with their discussion, co-host Elaine applauded Sheryl for her response to the fight and said: "I want to acknowledge you Sheryl, on-air, for how you handled that situation.

"I didn't feel that I was heard, and that saddened me," she said when she reminisced the moment she tried to help Sheryl make her point to Sharon.

Elaine further made clear that she and Sheryl had not ganged up on Sharon to cause her to quit the show, as Sharon previously claimed in an interview.

"The false accusations that are swirling in the press that frame Sheryl and I as people who attacked a woman on air as part of a conspiracy, that is absolutely, categorically false! It's really important that people hear that," she said. 

Sheryl further commented that she really wanted to move past the "PTSD" that she suffered from that day.

"I have not spoken to and I have no missed phone calls but I do have text messages sent to me. The reason I have not responded to those message is because there was an internal investigation happening," Sheryl added.

She did, however, reveal that she has no bad blood towards Sharon and would definitely say hello to the British star if she was to see her again because they had been friends and co-workers for over ten years.

Towards the end of the episode, Sheryl begged those at home to "stick with us because we're about talking things out, laughing with each other and healing together."

Her comment came as fans threatened to boycott the show when Sharon quit and production wondered if it would survive after the huge blowout.

Today's episode of The Talk comes after Sharon left the program after an on-air battle occurred when Sheryl made it clear she did not agree with Sharon after she defended Piers Morgan.

The 56-year-old previously cast doubt on the Meghan Markle's shocking claims during her interview with Oprah Winfrey, which included feeling suicidal while pregnant with her first child.

The co-hosts exchanged furious words before Sharon was left in tears during the heated segment.

Following the intense argument, many fans deemed Sharon's actions as racist as she defended Piers' insensitive comments about Meghan.

Soon after, Sharon's former cohost Leah Remini claimed the ex America's Got Talent judge has a history of bullying and racist language.

Leah, 50, accused Sharon of referring to ex cohost Julie Chen as a “wonton” and “slanty eyes” on a regular basis.

Sharon later left the The Talk after 11 seasons, while speculation began that the program was looking at a possible cancelation.

Despite her exit, the network is not currently looking to replace Sharon's empty chair at this moment.

CBS announced Sharon's exit in late March, sharing in a statement: "Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.

"The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. 

“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. 

“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts."

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