• Sheryl Underwood realized she'd "matured" after keeping her composure during her heated exchange with Sharon Osbourne
  • Underwood said many people she didn't know reached out to her after watching Wednesday's episode of "The Talk"
  • She had questioned her co-host's support of Piers Morgan despite his controversial comments about Meghan Markle

Sheryl Underwood got candid about her heated debate with Sharon Osbourne on "The Talk" over Piers Morgan.

On Wednesday's episode of "The Talk," the usually friendly co-hosts had an emotional exchange when they talked about Osbourne siding with Morgan after he said he didn't believe Meghan Markle's statements about her mental health. Osbourne felt that Underwood and the rest of the panel were suggesting that she was racist because of her friendship with and defense of Morgan.

Underwood addressed the incident when she appeared on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" Friday. According to her, many reached out to her and checked on her after witnessing the debate on air.

"I got calls from all over the world from people that I was wondering, 'How did you find me? How do you know me?' I was getting prayers, I was getting love," she was quoted by People as saying.

"And I want people to know this, I believe that God was telling me, 'I have a plan for you. I am about to pour down a blessing upon you," she continued. "I just need to know, are you ready because you will face this again?' I just wanted to be a better example for people that are working just a regular old job, that had to compose themselves."

Underwood also thanked everyone who contacted her following that episode of "The Talk" and added that the way she handled the confrontation helped her realize that she had matured.

"And I want to thank everybody all over the world in social media, everybody in radio, television, news, everywhere, everybody that reached out," she continued. "What power you had to make me understand you have matured Sheryl Underwood. You have matured. Because I could have messed it up, couldn't I? I could have messed it up."

Meanwhile, Osbourne has since apologized for the incident. In a post on Twitter, she explained why she reacted that way when Underwood suggested she "gave validation" to Morgan's stance on the Duchess of Sussex by showing support to him.

"To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said,I am truly sorry," Osbourne wrote. "I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”

During their Wednesday conversation, Osbourne had been tearful after Underwood questioned her outspoken support of Morgan, who left "Good Morning Britain" following his controversial remarks about Markle.

"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?" Osbourne said at the time.

Underwood then responded, "It was not the exact words of racism, it's the implications and reaction to it. To not want to address that she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it or to make it seem less than what it is, that's what makes it racist."

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UNSPECIFIED, - MAY 10: Pictured in this Screengrab: Sheryl Underwood performs on Byron Allen’s Feeding America Comedy Festival, co-produced by Entertainment Studios and Funny or Die, broadcasted on NBC, The Weather Channel, Comedy.TV and Local Now on May 10, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED - Region AMER. Getty Images/Getty Images for Allen Media Group