Paula Abdul's Chronic Pain Disorder Won't Keep Her From Her Broadway Dreams!

Fri, March 26, 2010 11:07am EDT by 1 Comment
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Wouldn’t you love to see Paula star as ‘Camila’ in Broadway musical In The Heights? New reports say her next gig may be on stage!

Does Paula Abdul, 47, have a new gig on the horizon? New reports say the former American Idol judge is set to star alongside Corbin Bleu in the Broadway musical  In the Heights, reports RadarOnline.com.

“It’s always been [Paula’s] dream to star on Broadway,” said the source. She is reportedly in talks to play the role of Camila, a Latina woman who runs a taxi dispatch service. The role even has a solo part!

But, as much as we would love to see the popstar go back to her singing and dancing roots, we’re a little concerned that the intensity of being on stage eight nights a week might be too much for Paula, who suffers with chronic pain, due to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. In Nov. 2005, she was diagnosed with the neurological disorder, which causes “severe, debilitating pain” and affects between 500,000 and 1 million Americans, according to the RSD Syndrome Association.

Still, it really doesn’t seem like Paula is going to let her RSD stand in her way!  She made a special trip to New York City on Mar. 17 to catch see the show, and RadarOnline.com claims that famed director Kenny Ortega has been trying to convince Paula to join the show, so that she will choreograph an on-screen version of In The Heights!

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  3. Is Kara DioGuardi Turning Into Paula Abdul on ‘American Idol?’
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