Michael Jackson’s daughter was taken to a Los Angeles hospital on June 5 after allegedly trying to commit suicide. Read on.
Paris Jackson Attempts Suicide
Paris’ mother Debbie Rowe has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Paris tried to commit suicide and is currently in a Los Angeles hospital. Debbie said that Paris had “a lot going on [lately].”
Paris was taken out of her Calabasas, Calif. family home on a stretcher at about 2 a.m., according to TMZ. She was then rushed to hospital.
Reportedly, the 911 call came in at 1:27 a.m. and the caller told the dispatcher that Paris had cut her wrists.
Earlier on Tuesday night, Paris had tweeted some rather cryptic messages including, “I wonder why tears are so salty?” and “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”
UPDATE: Katherine Jackson‘s attorney Perry Sanders told TMZ. “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention.” He added: “Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”
Paris allegedly “threw a fit” on June 5 after she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert, screaming and slamming her door.
Debbie Rowe‘s lawyer, Eric George said: “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
Sadly, a source closely connected to Paris said that she “tried this [a possible suicide attempt] in the past” but “this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help.”
Paris Jackson: Traumatized By Michael Jackson’s Trial?
Paris has obviously been experiencing some real trauma — surely far too much for a teenager to handle — ever since her father’s wrongful death suit opened up again less than a month ago.
The trial has brought up plenty of hurtful claims, like one alleging that only one of Michael’s children are biologically his. And it has also thrown Paris into an unwanted spotlight. She’s had to testify on behalf of her deceased father, stating that AEG should be held accountable for his death.
“Paris will have to sit for another day of questioning but she is okay with that – she is an extremely intelligent, compassionate and thoughtful young lady,” a source told Radar Online after her first day of deposition. Obviously Paris was putting on a strong face and it was affecting her more than she let on.
We’re happy to hear Paris is doing okay and is recovering — hopefully she’ll get any help she needs. Our thoughts are with her and the Jackson family.
— Andrew Gruttadaro