American Idol judge Paula Abdul opens up about the addiction to pain killers that she has been fighting for the past twelve years in a new interview for Ladiesâ€™ Home Journal Magazine.
Last Thanksgiving, Paula finally decided to check herself into La Costa Resort and Spa, in Carlsbad, California, in order to overcome this addiction. Paula happily announced she is clean and feeling better than ever.
Paula says: â€œI could have killed myself. Withdrawalâ€”itâ€™s the worst thing. 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.â€
Paula admits to have become addicted to pain meds after an unlucky series of accidents, which include a car crash and plane crash that left her partially paralyzed, requiring 15 spinal surgeries. Now Paula turns to her friends and family, yoga and spiritual workshops to make her feel better.