Paula’s Explains Pill Popping

American Idol judge Paula Abdul has finally come clean about her pill popping. As we all know (and love!), the former Lakers cheerleader and pop star has become more and more incoherent with each passing season.

Abdul insists to OK!, however, that she’s cut back her meds. Huffington Post passes on the gory details:

Abdul does take prescription drugs for pain she still suffers after a 1993 plane crash. “I quit my career. For the next six years, I spent 75% of my time in the hospital. I was also hit by a drunk driver on the freeway after an L.A. Lakers game in 1987, which is when I started getting severe neck pains. I have four titanium plates in my neck. I’ve had 14 surgeries over the years.

“I inject myself with a shot of Humira every two weeks. … I also use Enbrel and Relafen [an anti-inflammatory drug] and the painkiller Lidocaine. If I appear exhausted on television, it’s because I am! I have a lot of sleepless nights because I’m in so much pain. I was taking far more medication on earlier seasons, and nobody said anything.”

Well, maybe not to your face, Paula.

Meanwhile Page Six got their sneaky hands on a tape of Abdul crying about her ex-publicist, Howard Bragman, including this, “I don’t understand how this man can call me a whining bitch. I’ve never in my life been called a whining bitch and a loser.” There, there, Paula – you’re no loser. You are, however, whining, bitch.

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