Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Paula Abdul is a Liar

Remember a couple weeks ago Paula Abdul said she never, ever, ever took prescription pills, not even to deal with the pain following a 1993 neck injury she sustained in a plane crash?

We all knew she was not telling the truth and suggested someone pull her medical records to catch her in a lie.

But alas, in an interview in the June edition of Ladies Home Journal she admitted to an addiction to painkillers.

"I could have killed myself. Withdrawal – it's the worst thing," she saud.

Paula also admitted that 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."

She had regular shots of lidocaine and by 2005, Paula was diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, a chronic condition that resulted in debilitating pain. As a result, she wore a pain patch ("delivered pain medication 80 times more potent than morphine") and took nerve medication and, occasionally, a muscle relaxant. The combo made her "get weird," she says.

Thanks to all of those drugs, she says she's "96%" better.

This has us perplexed, though. We are all but certain the Ladies' Home Journal interview was done months ago. The "Nightline" interview (the one in which she said she never took drugs) ought to be more recent. Right?

There she goes again, with that selective memory. HEY!

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