Paula Abdul falls off stage at Mississippi gig

Paula Abdul falls off stage at Mississippi gig

Singer Paula Abdul. (Image courtesy: Twitter/Paula Abdul)

Singer Paula Abdul toppled head-first into the audience as she danced too close to the edge of the stage during her concert at the Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Abdul was performing at the venue as a part of her 'Straight Up Paula!' tour, reported People magazine.

Singing her 1991 single "The Promise of a New Day" while wearing heels, Abdul clapped her hands and encouraged the crown to join her before falling into the audience.

A video of the fall was captured by a fan and posted online. The audience can be heard shrieking as she drops out of sight.

"She did not seem hurt at the time of the fall and still finished like a champ. She stated she was a dancer, and falls and drops – she has gotten used to over the years," the fan who posted the video said.

Abdul suffered from chronic pain for decades after a cheerleading accident when she was 17.