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Paula Abdul cancels Thursday Allstate Arena, is performing tonight

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  • Paula Abdul was scheduled to play tonight and Friday in Rosemont along with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block as part of their Total Package Tour.

    Paula Abdul was scheduled to play tonight and Friday in Rosemont along with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block as part of their Total Package Tour.

 
 
Editor's note: This story was corrected to reflect that Paula Abdul is expected to perform Friday at the Allstate Arena. She was unable to perform Thursday.

Straight up now tell me it isn't so -- Paula Abdul canceled her performance Thursday at Allstate Arena after suffering a "temporary injury."

But she is performing Friday night.

Abdul was scheduled to play Thursday and Friday in Rosemont along with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block as part of their "Total Package Tour." She is expected to perform Friday.

"We wish Paula a speedy recovery," Allstate Arena management said Thursday. "We will still have a fantastic show for you with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block."

"The Total Package Tour," which has stops in 40 different cities, began May 12 in Columbus, Ohio, and wraps up July 16 in Hollywood, Florida.

Most recently known for her stint as a judge on "American Idol" and her current role as a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance," Abdul began her singing career with hits in the late 80s like "Forever Your Girl," "Straight Up" and "Opposites Attract."

It's the first time the Grammy Award-winning singer has toured in 25 years, according to Billboard.

Abdul bowed out of performances earlier this week in Denver, Omaha and Kansas City, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. On Sunday, Abdul tweeted that her doctor prescribed rest for a few more days.

"I anxiously await a thumbs-up as I am very eager to get back up on that stage and perform for all of you," she tweeted fans.

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