Update: TMZ reports that Paris Jackson left a suicide note before cutting her right forearm with a “meat cleaver” and taking a large number of Motrin pills.
The gossip site claims that a suicide hotline operator is responsible for reporting Jackson’s alleged attempt to 911, and potentially saving her life, after the teen called the number. Paris was then taken to the hospital where she is being observed for 72 hours under a 5150 psychiatric hold.
Paris’ uncles Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson have also released a statement saying, “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family privacy at this time.”
Original post: Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of late pop superstar Michael Jackson, was reportedly rushed to this hospital this morning after an alleged suicide attempt.
According to TMZ, police received a 911 call at 1:27 a.m. Wednesday morning reporting a possible overdose. Authorities responded to Jackson’s home in Calabasas, California, where Paris was seen being removed on a stretcher. One source told the outlet that the girl had multiple cuts on one of her wrists.
Paris is reportedly doing “OK,” but it would appear that the King of Pop’s middle child is far from out of the woods. One source tells TMZ that this was not the first time she has attempted suicide, but “this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help.”
A lawyer for Debbie Rowe, Paris Jackson’s biological mother, with whom the girl has reportedly sparked a relationship since her father’s death, released a statement saying, “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
Meanwhile, a source reportedly told TMZ that Paris became enraged Tuesday night when she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert. Just before the 911 call, Paris took to Twitter with the message, “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay.” The message was preceded by tweets that said, “that conversation escalated quickly” and “I wonder why tears are salty?”
Sadly enough, it appears that evidence of Paris’ emotional problems were right in front of our eyes. The photo below-left, which was posted on Jackson’s Instagram six weeks ago, appears to show the teen with scars on her left wrist. The photo next to it, posted last February, shows the same wrist wrapped in a bandana.
Katherine Jackson‘s lawyer has released a statement, telling TMZ, “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. 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.”
More on the story as it develops…
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