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.”