During her run as a judge on American Idol, Paula Abdul would often shed tears of happiness over a contestant's audition.
But the singer unleashed a cry of a different kind on Valentine's Day this year, as a recording of her 911 call has hit the Internet. In it, Abdul is in hysterics because her (unidentified) boyfriend won't let her out of the car.
Driving along the highway, near Santa Barbara, Abdul sobs to the operator: "I wanna go, and he won't let me!"
After warning her man that she's on the phone with "emergency," Paula then tells the operator that, it's okay, he has agreed to drop her off. Hours later, police officers arrived at Abdul's home and were assured that everything was fine.
Said a spokesperson for Abdul to TMZ: "Arguments with loved ones are often times heated. After the call was made everything was worked out."