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Abdul tumbles off stage

Paula Abdul is nursing a few bumps and a bruised ego after falling off the stage during a gig in Mississippi on Saturday night.

The Straight Up singer went straight down as she reached out to grab fans' hands at the front of the stage at the Hard Rock Live venue in Biloxi and lost her balance.

Fans helped Paula get back onstage and she continued with the show, putting on a brave face and completing the third gig on her Straight Up Paula! 2018 Tour.

It's not quite clear if the singer and dancer is more seriously injured than she let on, but she recently revealed she was taking care on tour after a horrific accident on a plane flight 25 years ago derailed her pop career.

The singer underwent 15 surgeries and was left partially paralyzed after the engine of the seven-seater plane, on which she was a passenger, blew up and Paula, who was not strapped in, found herself being tossed around the cabin like a rag doll.

"I hit my head on the top of the plane and after that I was sidelined for seven years," she told U.S. talk show host Steve Harvey. "I had 15 spinal surgeries, I had partial paralysis."

She returned to the spotlight as a judge on U.S. talent show American Idol and now she's back on her feet and touring again.

"I'm really excited that I get a chance to do this again," she said.

The Straight Up - Paula! tour began earlier this month, and she's scheduled to perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Pennsylvania on Oct. 23.



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