Paris Jackson ‘physically fine’ after suicide attempt

2013-06-06 08:47

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Los Angeles – The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital yesterday, an attorney for Jackson’s mother said.

Perry Sanders Jr wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy.

“Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are,” he wrote. “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.”

Sanders declined further comment on Paris’ condition or the circumstances that led to her hospitalisation.

Fire and sheriff officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris’ suburban Calabasas neighbourhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details.

Paris frequently posts messages about her life on Twitter, where she has more than a million followers.

One of her most recent posts was from the Beatles’ song Yesterday: “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.” Another post included the question, “I wonder why tears are salty?”

A 20-minute video of the teen applying make-up was posted to YouTube last week. Paris says on Twitter she doesn’t know how the video, in which she repeatedly asserts, “I am so weird,” ended up on the site.

“I hope you guys liked it tho and didn’t think i’m too crazy,” she wrote. “i get weird when i’m not around people lol.”

Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of her son’s three children – Paris and her brothers Prince (16) and Blanket, (11) – with the singer’s nephew, TJ Jackson.

Messages left for TJ Jackson’s attorney were not immediately returned.

“We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy,” said a statement from Eric George, an attorney for Debbie Rowe, Paris’ biological mother.

Paris’ uncles Tito, Marlon and Jackie echoed that sentiment in their statement yesterday: “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris – she is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family’s privacy at this time.”

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