Paris Jackson rushed to hospital, sources report attempted suicide
Paris Jackson, the only daughter of the late Michael Jackson, was hospitalized early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles, according to her grandmother’s attorney, Michael Koskoff. Sources close to the family are calling it an attempted suicide and told E! News that the teen has been dealing with "a lot of drama" lately."
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Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Miller told NBC News Wednesday that his department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call in the 25000 block of Prado De La Felicidad in Calabasas that came in as “a possible overdose.” A patient was transported to a nearby hospital 20 minutes later.
Miller would not say who lives in the house, but the Jacksons own a home on that block.
In a segment on TODAY on Thursday, People magazine's Kate Coyne said that they had confirmed through sources close to the family that Paris cut her wrist.
In addition to the pressures of being the daughter of the late pop star, Paris, along with her family, have been embroiled in a lawsuit against AEG Live, claiming that the concert promoter failed to properly investigate Dr. Conrad Murray for his role in the death of Michael Jackson. The trial is currently ongoing, and the fourth anniversary of Jackson's death is June 25.
"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are," Kevin Boyle, an attorney for Katherine Jackson, said in a statement. "It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family's privacy."
"These are really heavy-duty pressures for anyone, much less a young girl who's trying to figure themselves out," psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy said in Thursday's segment on TODAY.
Paris Jackson’s Twitter feed is known for its cryptic, over-sharing nature. Her messages on Tuesday night indicated that she may have been upset: “I wonder why tears are salty?"
Later, she tweeted Beatles lyrics: “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”
The girl's mother, Debbie Rowe, said via her attorney Eric George: "We appreciate everyone's thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family's privacy."
Paris's Aunt La Toya Jackson also issued a statement expressing thanks for the concern expressed over Paris, and noted that the family "handles these issues together."