Poor old gal!
According to a new report, Paula Abdul has undergone neck surgery to fix an old cheerleading injury.
The neck problem has reportedly been a persistent cause of pain since she was a teenager and was made worse by a car accident in 1987.
Pain = a lot of pain pills?????
Poor Paula's been in a pain a loooooooooooooooooooong time!
She had the surgery done earlier this month so she'd be ready to go for American Idol's New York auditions, which began early last week.
Back in 2005, Paula opened up about her neck pain and said that she tried taking different medications prescribed by doctors to ease the pain, but nothing worked. She also admitted that the drugs sometimes made her "loopy." However, since then she claims the only medication she takes is a Rheumatism remedy called Enbrel.
Wonder what continued to make her loopy during Idol's early 2008 season?
Regardless, we hope she won't be in any more pain!
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