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Paula Abdul denies report she went to rehab Special

By KJ Mullins     May 8, 2009 in Entertainment
When the Ladies Home Journal reported that Paula Abdul admitted conquering addiction they may have gotten it wrong. That is the story from Ms. Abdul who says she is not nor ever was an addict of painkillers.
The magazine claims the actress went to La Costa Resort and Spa to detox for 30 days last November.
That's a lie, according the Abdul, although the singer is more focused on getting back to her musical career than discussing if she has a drug problem. She issued a statement saying that she is not an addiction and the claims that she went through rehab are false.
"Media reports that I checked into a resort for 'detox treatment' to overcome a drug addiction are false. I spent three days--not 30 days as reported in the media--at the La Costa Resort and Spa last November. I spent time hiking, bicycling, doing yoga and enjoying the spa. As anyone who has visited the La Costa Resort knows, it is a luxury hotel, not a rehab facility. "I want to make it perfectly clear to everyone that I have never been addicted to or abused drugs in my life. I have never been drunk. I have never entered a rehab or detox treatment center."
E! Online reports:
When asked if she planned to sue the magazine, Paula wouldn't say yay or nay: "That's what my handlers [will deal with]." She added that she would be issuing an official statement to the press shortly. Check back here later for an update.
I spoke to Rachel, one of La Costa's concierges, who said the resort does not have a program for addiction rehab; however it does offer mediation retreats but they are not part of a rehab program.
Rachel's statement contradicts the report in Ladies Home Journal, as it's difficult to complete a drug rehab program when there isn't one offered.
The magazine is standing by its claims.
A representative for the magazine told E!, "We stand by our reporting and are happy that Paula decided to share her journey with us."
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