Paula Abdul is refuting claims by The Ladies Home Journal that she admitted to an addiction to painkillers and had checked herself into spa last November to kick the habit:
“It was very stressful for me to hear that and to be quoted saying something I never said, ” Paula said on WKQI’s Mojo in the Morning radio show today. “I’ve never checked into a rehab clinic. I’ve never been addicted or abused drugs, and I’ve never been addicted or abused alcohol. I’ve never even been drunk in my life.”
And that’s not all she has to say on the topic…
The singer admits to checking into the spa, but says it was just a spa vacation, not a rehab stint. “It’s a spa. I was there for almost three days having fun doing spa stuff. It’s not a clinic. It’s not a detox place. It’s a luxurious spa. It’s like taking a mini vacation. I just wanted to chill out and get messages and maybe a manicure and pedicure.”
Admittedly, I found it weird that Paula would check into a spa to detox from painkillers, ’cause opiate withdrawal is some serious sh*t. But on the other hand, Ladies Home Journal is hardly a scandal rag. I can’t imagine they’d just make stuff up.
Paula will be releasing a an official press statement shortly.
Listen to her deny the reports on WKQI Mojo in the Morning radio interview here. She also talks about her performance on Idol last night: