I`ve never been drunk in my life, says Paula Abdul

Updated: Jan 03, 2011, 14:12 PM IST

New York: Paula Abdul, coach on `Live to Dance`, has claimed that she has never been drunk in her life.

"I am intelligent. Having a brain, that``s a concept, yes, with Paula Abdul. I have a brain," the New York Daily News quoted her as saying in an interview on CBS.

The 48-year-old singer and choreographer slammed reports that she was under the influence during her occasionally incoherent eight-year stint on the judges`` panel on ``American Idol.``

"I`ve never had a drinking problem. Even though I`ve been in this business for quite some time, I`ve never physically been drunk in my life. I`ve never been drunk in my life," she said.

Abdul added that she does not `use recreational drugs,` stating that she just happens to be `goofy.`

"The people on `Idol` know that none of that [drug abuse] existed, ever," she added.