Paula Abdul may not return to “American Idol” for a ninth season, according to a comment her manager made in a new interview with the Los Angeles Times.
“She’s not a happy camper as a result of what’s going on. She’s hurt. She’s angry,” David Sonenberg, the “Idol” judge’s manager, told the newspaper on Friday.
Abdul has not yet received any proposal for a new contract with American Idol after being one of the shows judge for eight previous seasons.
“I find it under these circumstances particularly unusual; I think unnecessarily hurtful,” he said. “I find it kind of unconscionable and certainly rude and disrespectful that they haven’t stepped up and said what they want to do.”
“Very sadly, it does not appear that she’s going to be back on ‘Idol,’” he said.
Abdul herself took her Twitter page to address the situation on Saturday, though she didn’t elaborate on the details.
”I’m actually moved 2 tears upon reading the enormous amount of tweets showing me your kindness, love, & undying support. God bless all of you!,” she Tweeted. “If it weren’t for you, this specific time and situation would feel a whole lot worse!”