Let's just jump right into this one because there is no preface to this story that will make you have any reaction other than, "Oh jeez." Paula Abdul is suing a tanning salon after she was severely burned on a tanning bed. This happened two years ago on Jan. 20, 2014 when Abdul received a StarSlim infra-red body wrap at UVASUN West in Los Angeles. Furthering the jeez-invoking power of this report, this is not the first time Abdul has taken legal action over a beauty treatment.
According to legal documents submitted to the LA Supreme Court, Abdul's body wrap was applied "negligently, carelessly and recklessly." "Recklessly" sounds a little extreme when in reference to the application of something called StarSlim, but the report continues saying it resulted in "severe and painful burns all over her body, with an especially severe second- or third-degree burn on a portion of the plaintiff's left thigh."
The Hollywood Reporter obtained a copy of the lawsuit which states that the incident caused Abdul "great mental, physical and nervous strain, pain and suffering, and loss of earnings potential." Ah! Earnings potential! Not only is Paula Abdul owed money for the burns themselves, she's also owed money to make up for all the income she missed out on while suffering the injuries. In total, Abdul is suing the company for over $25,000.
Abdul previously contracted a fungal infection after getting a manicure at a Studio City, Calif. nail salon. Abdul testified in front of the California Senate Business and Professions Committee in 2005 urging California legislators to change the standards on nail salon sanitary regulations. Abdul said at the time, "Being a professional dancer, I'm no stranger to pain, but this time the pain was so excruciating that even my hair touching my thumb caused me to scream."
From now on, Abdul should probably just stick to tanning on the beach. On the way she can pick up a couple bottles of Wet 'n Wild to paint her own nails.