Abdul Tweets: I'm Leaving 'Idol'
By PopEater Staff Posted Aug 4th 2009 10:54PM
Paula Abdul has used Twitter to announce that she won't be returning to 'American Idol' this upcoming season. In a series of tweets on the micro-blogging site, Abdul said: "With sadness in my heart, I've decided not to return to #IDOL. I'll miss nurturing all the new talent, but most of all..Cont'd..."
She went on to say that she will "miss nurturing all the new talent,but most of all being a part of a show that I helped from day1become an international phenomenon." In another tweet, Abdul said that she wants to express "how much I appreciate the undying support and enormous love that you have showered upon me ... I do without any doubt have the BEST fans in the entire world and I love you all."
No reason has been given for Abdul's decision, but FOX television later confirmed the departure in an official statement.
Abdul's return to 'Idol' has been up in the air for weeks. Judge Simon Cowell and host Ryan Seacrest recently inked huge contracts, and new judge Kara DioGuardi earned the backing of Fox executives on Thursday.
The hit show begins taping segments for its ninth season on Thursday in Denver, while the show returns to air in January.
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