Paula Abdul Comes Clean About Her Addiction to Pain Killers

May 5, 2009 By:
Paula Abdul Comes Clean About Her Addiction to Pain Killers

In a shocking new interview with Ladies' Home Journal, Paula Abdul has finally come clean about her addiction to pain killers.

Paula was involved in a car accident in 1992 and lived through a plane crash in 1993, which left her in immense pain--both physically and mentally. She had to undergo 15 spinal surgeries, which left her dependent on pain medication.

In the interview, Paula admits that she once took so many painkillers, she almost died. "I could have killed myself," she 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."

The American Idol judge has been denying any kind of drug or alcohol abuse for years, but we all knew better. It had to be the only explanation for her odd behavior.

A few weeks ago during an interview with ABC News’ Nightline's Cynthia McFadden, Paula denied any kind of drug use claiming her medical records were clean and wouldn't show any kind of prescription drugs.

In the piece, Cynthia asked Paula, “So let me just ask you the question straight up. Absolutely crystal clear you have not abused prescription drugs?”

“Never. I’ve never been drunk in my life. I don’t like it. It’s not my thing. Spending money on clothes and shoes that’s another thing. No, no, no, no, no. Will not take those drugs. And you can check my medical records there is nothing like that. I was never on Oxycontin or Vicadin or anything like that. I was on nerve medicine and anti-inflammatories,” said Paula.

Why lie about your past on national television when you're going to come clean about it a few weeks later?