‘X Factor’ judge Paula Abdul dropped a surprising bomb on last night’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: when she was seven years old, her babysitter was silky-voiced crooner Michael Bolton! Luckily, Kimmel reunited the oddball pair.

Paula also reveals a particularly embarrassing babysitting mishap: she once accidentally sat on a pencil that was sticking up out of the couch and Bolton had to drive her to the hospital.

Watch Paula’s strange reunion with Michael Bolton below.