Power of Positivity
Arthritis Today|Fall/Winter 2020
POP STAR PAULA ABDUL’S JOYFUL OUTLOOK KEEPS HER DANCING PAST THE PAIN.
JILL TYRER

Paula Abdul dances with intensity, energy and joy, and sometimes with pain. Years of dancing that led to her rise to stardom also have led to osteoarthritis (OA). “I put my body through so much, doing choreography and putting my body into positions that aren’t normal, or jumping off of stages,” says Paula, who also has rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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