This just in from the Department of No-Duh: Paula Abdul has fessed up to Ladies Home Journal that she’s been fighting an addiction to pain killers. For 12 years, Ms. Straight Up was anything but, shooting syringes of lidocaine into her butt before graduating to a don’t-try-this-at-home pain killer patch that’s 80 percent stronger than morphine. [NYDN]
Paula started managing her pain in the mid-1990s when her famously geometric dance routines compounded injuries from her days as a Laker Girl. In 2005, she got something called “reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome,” symptoms of which included shingle-esque lesions and crippling pain. She slapped on that patch of morpine-plus and started gobbling muscle relaxers. Abdul kicked the crazy-making juice in November, when she checked into rehab at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA.
Remember all her wacko moments on “American Idol?” We do. Here are five moments from the past few years we are 90.5 percent certain she was high during:
SEEING THE FUTURE:
SLEEPING WHILE SMELLING:
Good luck kicking the happy meds, Paula!