According to Paula Abdulâs publicist, the R&B singer broke her nose over the weekend after she fell while trying to avoid trampling her Chihuahua. Abdul is currently recovering from the incident and will appear on “American Idol” Tuesday and its season finale Wednesday, publicist David Brokaw said. “She’s a little sore, but is doing fine,” he said. According to Yahoo news, Abdul tore cartilage in her nose and fractured her toe. “I took a nasty fall … trying not to hurt my dog. I bruised myself on my arm … my chest, my waist all the way down to my hip. All from my little chubby Tulip,” Abdul said. The dog was not hurt, Brokaw said.