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TODAY   |  June 06, 2013

Paris Jackson treated for reported suicide attempt

The 15-year-old daughter of late pop superstar Michael Jackson was rushed to a California hospital early Wednesday morning after what sources close to the family are calling an attempted suicide. E!’s Jason Kennedy reports.

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>>> we want to begin this half hour, though, with michael jackson 's 15-year-old daughter paris . she's recovering at a los angeles area hospital this morning after what sources close to the family are calling an attempted suicide . e!'s jason kennedy is out in los angeles this morning. jason, good morning to you.

>> reporter: matt, let me tell you that a jackson family source has been telling e! news all morning long that paris jackson has been suffering from depression. she's been at a hospital before and she's been dealing with, quote, a lot of drama lately. just before 1:30 a.m . on wednesday morning, the l.a. county sheriff's department responded to an emergency call from the jackson family home.

>> overdose, sheriff responding.

>> sheriff deputies treated 15-year-old paris jackson and transported her to an area hospital.

>> we've confirmed through a source close to the family that paris did cut her wrists.

>> it's been nearly four years since michael jackson 's only daughter bid farewell to the king of pop.

>> daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine.

>> reporter: recently, the teen once shielded from the camera's eye has been living a more public life . even opening up to oprah about being bullied.

>> a lot of people don't like me.

>> in a video that went viral last month, paris shared make-up tips.

>> i need serious help. i'm crazy. i am crazy.

>> but it was on twitter just hours before her alleged suicide attempt where paris left several cryptic tweets and a final message quoting a beatles song. "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they're here to stay." all of this while her guardian battles aeg, the company behind michael jackson 's comeback tour. the lawsuit claims that aeg failed to investigate dr. conrad murray who was convicted in 2011 of causing the singer's death. an allegation the company denies. paris along with her brothers is listed as a plaintiff and may be called to testify.

>> these are heavy duty pressures for anybody much less a young girl who is trying to figure themselves out.

>> both her mother debbie roe who paris has been spending more time with and katherine jackson issued statements thanking everyone from their concern and asking for privacy. katherine jackson 's attorney adding that while paris is physically fine, 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.

>> reporter: now paris ' aunt issued a statement thanking everyone for their overwhelming concern and asking for privacy while the family deals with all of these issues together. matt?

>> all right, jason kennedy in los angeles this morning. thanks very much.