Paula Abdul Reveals Struggle with Prescription Painkillers


Didn't we post this story last year???

Dealing with Simon Cowell on live TV may be a challenge – but Paula Abdul says it's nothing compared her struggle to kick her dependence on painkillers.

"I could have killed myself," Abdul, 46, tells Ladies' Home Journal in its June issue. "Withdrawal – it's the worst thing."

Abdul says she checked herself into the La Costa Resort and Spa, in Carlsbad, Calif., last Thanksgiving to help beat her use of medication. "I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating," she says. "But at my very core, I did not like existing the way I had been."

After taking medication to combat pain from injuries that happened during her grueling years as a dancer – beginning with a back injury when she was 17 and including a neck injury sustained in a plane crash in 1993 – the American Idol judge says, "I'd been working nonstop," and her desire to carry on with her work led her to take more pain pills.

"I'm an old school professional," Abdul says of her "Never let them see you sweat" credo
Well we have had to witness her sweat for far too long. They need to kick her off AI right now. she contributes nothing except a bathroom break for us when she comes on camera.
Here is more evidence of her slurring and druggy behavior.



Kelly said...

It's odd that she's admitting to something all of us already. We knew from her past interviews and her quirky spells on "Idol" that she had to be abusing one drug or another. Instead of making excuses before, she should have just come clean and deal with the problem publicly. The public and media would have heard her confession, shrugged and moved on the the next overhyped celebrity news. It's always been the way of things with celebs.

The Snarky View said...

Hey Kelly good to se you on our new fabulously beautiful blogger page....

Hell we wanted her booted years ago. My teenager and I use the mute button everytime she opens her stupid mouth.

Me-Me King said...

What a shock? Well, no shit!!!