Paula Abdul revelation: ‘American Idol’ alum risks being ‘ill’ to watch ‘MJ: The Musical’ as Beyonce

paula-abdul-revelation-american-idol-alum-risks-being-ill-to-watch-mj-the-musical-as-beyonce LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 16: Paula Abdul attends L.A. Dance Project Annual Gala on October 16, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Paula Abdul was spotted running barefoot in Midtown on Saturday night. Only a few people would dare to do that in New York’s dirty streets, given how dangerous it is to one’s health (and sanity), but the star did – for the sake of catching “MJ: The Musical” on time.

According to reports, because the former “American Idol” judge was running late for “MJ: The Musical,” she whipped off her heels and made the inspiring but unsanitary effort to arrive in time for the curtain to rise at the Neil Simon Theatre.

Page Six jokes that fans will be waiting for news on whether Abdul contracted a disease as a result of the various viruses and bacteria on the floor she ran barefoot on in the coming weeks.

Consider the disease polio.

According to the insider, Abdul “made it into her seat seconds before the curtain went up,” making her sprint worthwhile.

The “Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up” singer has a long history with the King of Pop and his family.

Her love for the late artist and his family is understandable.

After meeting her while she was the chief choreographer for the “Laker Girls,” the Jacksons hired her to plan the motions for Janet Jackson films.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Beyoncé attended the same performance with their children, who all wore shoes. The unflappable couple had purposefully arrived late so that they could be ushered into the theater in the dark without making a fuss, which was very thoughtful.

Beyonce admires Michael Jackson and considers him to be her greatest inspiration.

Beyoncé’s greatest inspiration is the late singer and performer. She went to her first concert when she was five years old and decided she wanted to be a performer. At the 2006 World Music Awards, she presented him with an homage award and told the audience:

“If it wasn’t for Michael Jackson, I would never ever have performed.”

Michael Jackson, she claims, transformed her and allowed her to become the artist she is today. On the fifth anniversary of his death in 2014, she wrote this heartfelt tribute.