KEY POINTS

  • Sharon Osbourne stepped out in public for the first time after leaving "The Talk"
  • She appeared to be in a good mood and gave a thumbs up to photographers during the outing
  • Osbourne visited the Sunset Marquis hotel in Hollywood to have lunch

Sharon Osbourne appeared to be in a good mood in her first public outing since leaving "The Talk."

On Tuesday, Osbourne was spotted out and about days after CBS announced her departure from the daytime talk show. In photos published by Page Six, the 68-year-old British TV personality appeared to be in great spirits, even giving a videographer who asked how she was doing a thumbs up.

Osbourne was heading to the Sunset Marquis hotel in Hollywood for lunch, the outlet reported. For the outing, she wore a loosely-fitted black suit and white shirt. She accessorized with pearls and also sported a printed black mask that matched her outfit.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Osbourne received a multimillion-dollar payout before she exited "The Talk" Friday amid allegations of racist behavior.

"Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show]," an unnamed source told Page Six.

Another Page Six source claimed that Osbourne has not been prohibited from speaking out. "Sharon will talk when she is ready," the outlet quoted the insider as saying. "She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets."

However, CBS has since denied the claims of Osbourne receiving a huge payout, with a spokesperson calling the Page Six report "false, inaccurate or untrue. Take your pick," the Los Angeles Times reported.

The controversy surrounding Osbourne stemmed from the March 10 episode of "The Talk," where she defended friend Piers Morgan from the backlash caused by his controversial comments about Meghan Markle. Many had interpreted his remarks about Markle's revelations during her Oprah Winfrey interview and Osbourne's support of him as racist during her heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood.

Osbourne quickly apologized for her statements on the show. According to her, she got defensive because she felt that her co-hosts were accusing her of being racist because of her association with Morgan.

"To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feel confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry," she wrote on Twitter. "I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over. There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast! I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us & will continue to learn, listen and do better."

However, some of Osbourne's former "The Talk" co-hosts, including Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete, then came forward with accusations of racism and bullying against the British TV personality. Osbourne has since denied all allegations.

Sharon Osbourne Sharon Osbourne does not think Kim Kardashian was bothered by her recent comments about her nude selfies. Pictured: Osbourne attends the first day of auditions for the “X Factor” at The Titanic Hotel on June 20, 2017 in Liverpool, England. Photo: Getty Images/Anthony Devlin