Paula Abdul: I Was Never Addicted To Painkillers

May 7 2009, Published 1:28 p.m. ET

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Paula Adbul called into Detriot's Mojo In The Morning radio show Thursday morning and -- in a stunning statement -- said she never told Ladies Home Journal that she had been addicted to painkillers.

Calling it "stressful", Abdul says she was taken out of context in the article.

Abdul says -- despite what the magazine wrote -- she's never been addicted to painkillers or abused booze. She says she also never checked into a rehab clinic. What makes this so surprising is that the article includes direct quotes from Paula to the contrary.

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The singer, 46, didn't respond to a question about whether she would sue Ladies Home Journal, but did say her camp would issue a statement about the matter later Thursday.

On a lighter note, Abdul also wouldn't say who she thinks will win American Idol, and called new judge Kara DioGuardi "a dear friend." She did admit the extra judge can "screw up the timing" of the show. She said Simon Cowell likes to say the ladies talk too much. The morning team at Mojo In The Morning also asked Paula if that was really her dancing on American Idol Wednesday night, given her history of chronic pain due to dance injuries. Paula joked, "It was a body double."

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They should have asked if she was really singing -- or merely lip-synching. (Photo: WENN)



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