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American Idol' Judge Abdul Breaks Nose, Toe


Paula Abdul broke her nose and a toe last weekend.

The American Idol judge suffered the injuries while trying to avoid stepping on her pet chihuahua, Tulip.

Her publicist David Brokaw said Abdul was recovering and will appear on the May 23 finale of American Idol.

Speaking to the syndicated entertainment TV show Extra, Abdul said she tore cartilage in her nose and fractured a toe.

"I took a nasty fall...trying not to hurt my dog. I bruised myself on my chest, my waist all the way down to my hip. All from my little chubby Tulip," Abdul said.

Brokaw reported that Tulip was uninjured.