Was Paula Abdul’s Plane Crash Story Really a Sham? Find Out!

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By TheBlast Staff on April 22, 2020 at 6:16 PM EDT

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Paula Abdul is better described as an icon. However, among other things, she is a singer, songwriter, dancer and television personality. From her publicized marriage to Emilio Estevez, to her time as a judge on “American Idol,” Abdul has remained a force to be reckoned within the industry.

When she kicked off her singing career in the 80s, a lot of people junk had no idea what to expect from the energetic singer and dancer, however, they had no idea that they were in for the shock of their lives.

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When Abdul began releasing hits like “Forever Your Girl” and “Straight Up,” fans were convinced that this one has come to stay.

However, after a long and amazing career in the 80s, the singer took time off in the 90s to focus on other things. Unfortunately, she was not only focusing on herself; according to her, she was recovering from a painful accident incurred by a plane crash in 1992.

Although she went into other careers like dancing and becoming a choreographer, Abdul has maintained her fame through music.

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In 2002, Abdul came back to Hollywood, but this time around, she decided to become a judge on “American Idol.”

All her life, Abdul has shown that her private life is very important to her, hence, she was very tight-lipped about her personal experiences. However, she was open to engaging in projects, especially if it involved children.

Not too long ago, the “Cold Hearted” singer revealed that the reason why she took a break from music in the 90s, was because she was recovering from a plane crash incident.

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She mentioned that this crash happened when she was almost done with her tour called “Under My Spell.”

Although Abdul has spoken out severally about the plane crash, there are some people who believe that the story is not entirely true.

In Abdul’s story, she mentioned that one day, when she was traveling in a 7-seater plane with some of her crew for the tour, the engine suddenly caught fire and they crash landed. She went on to say that she had a bad head injury because she did not have her seatbelt on.

This incident led the singer to undergo about 15 cervical spinal injuries, hence her time away from music for seven years.

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Abdul mentioned during an interview with Yahoo Entertainment, that she is aware that people do not believe the accident really took place. However, this is because she decided not to talk about it for many years. The interviewer asked her if she felt bad that people did not believe her story? The 57-year-old singer said that fans did not have to take her word for it as they could corroborate her story with the other people who were on the plane with her.

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