Get well soon, Paula Abdul. The music icon was performing at her concert on Saturday, Oct. 20 when she, unfortunately, fell off the stage while singing at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS.
While belting out her 1991 single “The Promise of a New Day” and clapping and encouraging the crowd to “come on” during the Straight Up Paula! tour in a pair of heels, she tumbled face-forward into the audience! Ouch…
It was difficult to hear Paula’s reaction above the music, but viewers were noticeably worried about the former American Idol judge. “She did not seem hurt at the time of the fall and still finished like a champ,” the fan who posted the video told People. “She stated she was a dancer, and falls and drops she has gotten used to over the years.”
Paula has not yet spoken out about her fall, but just one day before that, she announced that she had to cancel her Friday night show in Louisiana due to “production issues.” She wrote on Instagram: “I am devastated that tonight’s show cannot take place due to an unexpected venue production issue that we learned about once we arrived — as you know I’ve been working tirelessly to make this show a memorable experience for you all.”
The 56-year-old added, “I am looking forward to continuing the tour as planned. You have no idea how excited I am to get on stage for all of you. I love you all so much — thank you!! Xo P.”
In a previous interview, Paula opened up about what it’s been like getting back into music after a long hiatus. “I’m having lots of talks with my body like, ‘We gotta do this.’ It’s not easy and the older you get… well, I’m doing stuff I did 28 years ago, so it’s kind of nuts,” she said. “I’m just excited to reconnect with my fans and get back on stage and perform. I’m doing recreations of my hits but done differently.”
Paula added, “I started to train and get my cardiovascular situation better than it was because of singing and dancing and because, you know, the older you get the harder it is. It’s constant work but I like the challenge of that. I like to push myself so it’s kind of a labor of love. It’s like being in school again and studying for your exams, you have to do the work.” We’re glad she’s feeling better — and we hope to see her back on the stage soon!