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.”