Marilyn Manson dedicates song, offers support to Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson was hospitalized on Wednesday after a reported suicide attempt, and ever since tweets and messages of supports from fans and the famous have been pouring in.
The latest? According to Splash News & Picture Agency, singer Marilyn Manson dedicated the first song of his Los Angeles concert Thursday night to her, announcing, "This song is for Paris Jackson" before launching into "Disposable Teens."
Manson obviously caught wind of reports that Jackson wanted to attend his L.A. show and was told she couldn't. He reportedly issued this message to her: "I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want."
Others who have spoken up include:
- Musician Alice Cooper, who is touring with Manson on the "Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy" tour: He referred to the trial the Jackson family is bringing against tour promoter AEG live and told Extra, "I don’t think the (Marilyn Manson) concert was the thing. She’s under a lot pressure right now with this trial. She’s 15 years old. I have two girls, and I know what 15-year-old girls are like. Everything is important. I think she’s just very emotional right now. It’s always going to [be] between what you can do and what you can’t do.”
- "X Factor" judge and singer Demi Lovato also reportedly offered up well-wishes on Twitter: "Dear Paris Jackson, don't let bullies to let you down. We believe in you!! Stay strong, Please," but the tweet no longer appears to exist.
- Conrad Murray, the doctor who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Paris' father: In a statement to NBC News, he said, "From where I sit, all I have to give is love. I love Paris with all of my heart and I just want her to be well and happy. Upon hearing the news of her current crisis, I was gravely affected. I reached out to her through my statement to let her know that I care deeply about her, and I always have, and I always will. She will continue to be in my prayers."
- Dennis Christen, producer of what is expected to be Paris' first film, "Lundon's Bridge and the Three Keys," continued offering his support -- and told The Daily Beast that her job was safe: "It's the first signs of trouble, and we don't want to be the kind of producers that say, 'OK, you're out.' We want to back her. She is right now our girl."
In addition, other developments include the release of the police response to the 911 call summoning police to Jackson's home (listen below).
Finally, her 16-year-old brother Prince Michael Jackson had initially indicated he would step in as a replacement for her planned appearance on a German game show, then backed out, according to People magazine.
"Under these circumstances, we perfectly understand that Prince Michael prefers to stay close to his family. We wish Paris the strength and the power to recover soon," Silke Blömer, a representative for the German TV network ZDF, said.