After Paula Abdul fell off the stage on Saturday, fans worried about the singer’s well-being. The 56-year-old ex-judge of American Idol tumbled as she performed at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi, as a part of her Straight Up Paula! tour.
Fortunately, Paula wasn’t hurt. A source who spoke with People Magazine explained that Paula was not injured during the fall, and she will continue performing.
In an Instagram post on Monday, Abdul thanked all of her fans and explained how happy she was to receive support after such an embarrassing tumble. John Stamos was just one of the celebs to like the post.
In a video captured by a fan, Abdul was singing her song from 1991, “The Promise Of a New Day,” while wearing high-heeled stilettos. As she approached the stage, Abdul fell into the audience, and multiple people in attendance screamed in fear.
A social media user wrote about the incident, “when she fell everyone was scared but it was clear right away that she wasn’t hurt at all. She got right back up and moved on as usual.”
As fans of the singer know, she has endured chronic pain over the years due to an accident while cheerleading when she was 17-years-old. At this point in her life, Paula has experienced her fair share of scary incidents.
Previously, she suffered an eating disorder called bulimia nervosa, the ailment where the host purges their meal after eating. It’s equally as harmful as anorexia, another common eating disorder among women where patients starve themselves.
Thankfully, Paula has emerged as a long-lasting star ever since her career began at the start of the 1980’s, following her discovery by the Jackson family. In 1990, she received her first Grammy Award for the song, “Opposites Attract.”
After a career downturn, Paula took a spot on American Idol in 2002 as a judge and stayed there until 2009, before moving on to other reality series like, So You Think You Can Dance? as well as The X-Factor.