But during her show in Biloxi, Mississippi, Abdul took quite the spill off the edge of the stage while high-fiving fans, one you can hear along with the audience's collective gasp below.
The show must go on.
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Footage has surfaced of Paula performing her 80's hit "Promise Of A New Day" before taking a tumble off the front of the stage.
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In a fan-shot video (above) from the concert, which took place as part of Abdul's Straight Up Paula! tour, the singer prompts the crowd to wave their arms in the air.
Other publications are reporting merely that Abdul fell on her face, as shown in this amusing, though starting video.
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"I hit my head on the top of the plane and after that I was sidelined for seven years", she told US talk show host Steve Harvey. The former American Idol judge previously revealed that she suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a disorder of the sympathetic nervous system with symptoms that include chronic pain. 2018 tour marks her first solo tour in 25 years. "As you know I've been working tirelessly to make this show a memorable experience for you all". The song continued to play as Abdul cried out for the audience to sing along with her, apparently unashamed that she was lip syncing to backing track. You have no idea how excited I am to get on stage for all of you. "Thank you for saving my life back there!" she bellows.