Abdul opens up about drug addiction

Paula Abdul has opened up about her battle to overcome prescription drug addiction.

Paula Abdul has opened up about her battle to overcome prescription drug addiction.

The 'American Idol' judge said that dependency began after she started taking painkillers for a series of injuries dating from her days as a cheerleader and dancer.

She is now free of addiction however following a stint in rehab, Paula told Ladies’ Home Journal.

She checked herself into the La Costa Resort and Spa last autumn in a bid to wean her off heavy duty painkillers.

Discussing the experience she told Ladies’ Home Journal: “I could have killed myself... withdrawal – it’s the worst thing.”

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