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We have been wondering if Paula was on painkillers, but she straight up couldn’t tell anyone that she had a drug addiction, until now:
In a shocking new interview, Paula Abdul reveals that her reliance on painkillers got so bad she could have died. As a dancer, Abdul, 46, says she turned to a combination of painkillers — including regular shots of lidocaine — and Chinese medicine to get her through her grueling routines. “I couldn’t cancel my tour. I didn’t want anyone to count me out,” she says in June’s Ladies’ Home Journal. “I tried to keep everything hush-hush.” Adds Abdul, “I’m an old school professional. Never let them see…… you sweat.” But that became increasingly difficult for Abdul, who had suffered debilitating pain caused by an unusual series of accidents (including a cheerleading mishap at 17 that injured a disc in her neck). By 2005, she was diagnosed with “reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome,” a chronic neurological disorder that causes severe pain. It resulted in teeth-chattering and shingles-like lesions. Abdul says she wore a patch that delivered a pain medication about 80 times more potent than morphine and took a nerve medication to relieve her symptoms. Sometimes, she adds, she also took a muscle relaxer. “I could have killed myself,” Abdul tells the magazine. “Withdrawal – it’s the worst thing. I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain. It was excruciating.”
Hollyweird doctors diagnose people with all kinds of new diseases just so they can distribute drugs. Also, there has already been talk of Abdul leaving American Idol, so this addiction confession revelation might help hurry that process. SMH
Peep her acting an ass on a morning new show a few years back…still comedy today.Vodpod videos no longer available.