Why Does Paula Abdul Keep Saying She Was in a Plane Crash in 1992?
Straight up, now tell us, Paula Abdul: Why do you keep saying you were in a 1992 plane crash when no record of it exists? Jezebel notes that Abdul most recently made this claim on Tuesday’s episode of RuPaul’s new talk show. “During the end of my world tour…in a small seven-seater plane, one of the engines blew up and the right wing caught on fire, and we crash-landed,” Abdul said. “[Afterwards] I withstood 15 cervical spinal surgeries and I had to take seven years off. And then I reappeared on <em>American Idol</em>.” The outlet reports that no records from the National Transportation Safety Board appear to exist for this incident, which Abdul apparently first talked about on a 2003 episode of <i>Dateline</i>. She’s also claimed in the past that there are no press reports about the crash because “that’s something I quietly made go away—no paparazzi or tabloid stuff. I took care of that. I didn’t want people to feel sorry for me or to count me out.”<br />