LATEST: American Idol judge Paula Abdul was devastated by reports last month (JAN07) she was inebriated during a series of TV interviews because she claims to never have been drunk in her life. Video clips of the 44-year-old popped up all over the internet showing her squirming in her seat and slurring her words during promotional appearances for the new season of the show. She tells American publication Us Weekly, "I've never been drunk. I have never done recreational drugs. Just look at my 20-year career. "Tell me someone who is into partying and or doing drugs that could have done that." The STRAIGHT UP singer does admit she has used prescription drugs in the past to treat inflammatory arthritis and a condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. American Idol executive producer NIGEL LYTHGOE confirms Abdul's claims adding, "She certainly doesn't do social drugs or even drink."