Paris Jackson has been admitted to hospital after attempting to take her life - just two weeks before the anniversary of her father's death
Paris Jackson has been admitted to hospital following a suicide attempt, her mother Debbie Rowe has confirmed.
The 15-year-old daughter of the late superstar Michael Jackson was rushed to hospital in the early hours of the morning, after reportedly taking as many as 20 ibuprofen pills and cutting herself with a kitchen knife.
This comes less than two weeks before the anniversary of her father’s death.
Paris Jackson’s mother told Entertainment Tonight that the teen had ‘a lot going on [lately].’
Meanwhile, a separate source told the publication that events escalated after Paris was told she could not attend a Marilyn Manson gig in Los Angeles this evening.
Scott Miller of the Los Angeles County Fire Department confirmed to People Magazine that paramedics responded to a call at 1:27 regarding a ‘possible overdose’.
Eye witnesses say Paris Jackson was carried away from her family’s Calabasas home on a stretcher.
Just 10 hours earlier, the teen Tweeted: ‘yesterday , all my troubles seemed so far away … now it looks as though they’re here to stay.’
This morning several members of the Jackson family have released official statements confirming Paris is in a ‘stable’ condition and ‘physically fine’.
Katherine Jackson, Paris Jackson’s Grandmother said: ‘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 is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.’
In a separate statement, Paris’s aunt LaToya Jackson asked for privacy.
‘We are grateful and appreciate the overwhelming concern for Paris from both the public and the media, but request privacy at this time while our family handles these issues together,’ she said.
Get well soon, Paris.