Paula Abdul Reunites with Childhood Babysitter Michael Bolton on ‘Kimmel’

by | October 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM | Jimmy Kimmel Live!, TV News

Paula Abdul on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

Paula Abdul on Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)

What kind of babysitter was Michael Bolton? According to Paula Abdul, a pretty negligent one.

Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Monday night, Abdul, 49, revealed that the famous blond crooner, 58, used to babysit her as a kid.

Bolton – then Bolotin – and his girlfriend at the time were close with Paula’s sister. “I would get so pissed off when he babysat,” she said. Although he would occasionally coo her to sleep with his soothing voice, when it came to helping the young “X Factor” mentor out with her homework, Bolton was a no-show. “He would only want to jam with the other musicians in the building I lived in” she said. At one point, she had a literal run-in with a pencil which required a trip to the hospital. “He was so disinterested [in my injury],” she said. “He didn’t care!”

Later, Bolton appeared via Skype to discuss what it was like looking after little Paula. Apparently his memory of going to the ER was a bit hazy…

Watch Paula’s story and their reunion below:

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