Urban Myth Person Of The Day: Paula Abdul
Wasn’t it just a week ago that we had to sit through another Paula Abdul interview, this time on ABC’s Nightline, listening to this dizzy-assed American Idol judge trying to convince the world that not only ad she never been hooked on any drugs, she even refused to take pain killers for her 15 year old neck injury. She even had a doctor’s note to prove it!
Try as she might it all sounded so lame ABC’s Cynthia McFadden had Paula Abdul nailed to the wall, but Paula slipped away like Jello with the most ridiculous explanations for her history of obvious drugged out behavior. Paula claimed she was suffering from fatigue due to neck pain. She even claimed to have had 15 surgeries and was not even taking pain medication. That was last week, and that was a myth.
A week later, in Ladies’s Home Journal, Paula now admits that SURPRISE! she was hooked on drugs all along:
For the first time in 12 years Abdul says she’s no longer dependent on medication. The rumors that her sometimes-bizarre behavior was fueled by drugs just may have been true. Abdul was taking heavy-duty pain killers, though she claims she never shot an Idol episode under the influence. But last Thanksgiving, determined to overcome her habit, she checked into the La Costa Resort and Spa, in Carlsbad, California, to wean herself off her medications in one fell swoop. “I could have killed myself…. Withdrawal — it’s the worst thing,” she says. “I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating. But at my very core, I did not like existing the way I had been.”
Unlike most other celebs, Paula has been lying about her drug use for years. So what changed? Answer: Paula’s new album release. She want to get paid. In this shameless excuse of a society it is Anything for Publicity, even if it proves you are a shameless liar.