Paula Abdul is celebrating the success of an operation that has ended her long battle with back pain.
For more than a decade, the 'American Idol' judge has suffered from a syndrome that causes her constant chronic pain.
She underwent a string of unsuccessful operations and procedures until an experiment with a new doctor last summer brought her blessed relief.
She told OK! Magazine: "For the first time in 12 years, I am pain free. I had my 15th surgery to correct my back and neck problems last August and it worked. Finally! I had a new doctor who tried a new procedure and because of that I'm a new woman. I may have to have one more surgery in the spring but after all this, I can handle it."
And she promises fans will see a new calm and relaxed Paula Abdul, now she's thrown away the pain pills she was forced to pop.
The 46-year-old added: "Not only am I pain free, but I am pain-medication free. I weaned myself off everything I'd been taking."