Paris Jackson attempted suicide by using kitchen knife
Late pop icon Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris – who allegedly tried to commit suicide and was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles on Wednesday – is said to have slit her wrist with a kitchen knife and even left a suicide note.
According to gossip website TMZ, it was a suicide attempt and the 15-year-old was taken from her Calabasas family home on a stretcher and conveyed to a nearby hospital.
Paris is “getting appropriate medical attention” after an early-morning apparent suicide attempt in which a police radio dispatcher indicated a girl of the same age at her address had used pills and a knife, ABC News reported.
Perry Sanders, a Jackson family lawyer, said: “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are”.
He also said, “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you [her father]. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
Sources have also revealed that the caller reported a possible overdose, although an insider source connected to the emergency response said there were multiple cuts on one of Paris’ wrists.
On the other hand, Paris had posted messages to her million-plus Twitter followers late in the evening.
“I wonder why tears are salty?” one of her tweets read.
In another tweet, she said: “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they`re here to stay.”
According to People magazine, a source had revealed some time back that “Paris has been going through a lot of teenage angst and feels a little bit unloved.”
“Three months ago Paris reached out to her mother and told her she wanted to establish a relationship with her. Debbie was open to it and [Jackson`s guardian and grandmother] Katherine Jackson is supportive,” the source added.
Paris, who lost her father in June 2009, also has two brothers – Prince and Blanket.