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Published: Tuesday July 03, 2012 06:00 AM EDT



Judging by her appearance, you'd be hard pressed to guess that the former American Idol and X Factor star turned 50 on June 19. But it's true, and Abdul has age-earned wisdom to pass on. "I'm so excited to be turning 50 this month!" she Tweeted. "Lessons learned: listen to your body, #respect what it says. Be #mindful of what you eat."