Paris Jackson hospitalized after possible suicide attempt, reports say
Paris Jackson was hospitalized on Wednesday, June 5, after a possible suicide attempt, reports say.
Update 6/5 2:00 p.m. PT: Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson released a statement about Paris Jackson saying the teen is "safe and doing fine."
The 15-year-old, who is the daughter of the late singer Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, is currently in a Los Angeles area hospital, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Rowe reportedly confirmed to the entertainment outlet that Jackson attempted suicide and that the teen has had "a lot going on." The news has not been confirmed by OTRC.com.
Perry Sanders, an attorney for Paris Jackson's grandmother Katherine Jackson, released a statement regarding Paris Jackson that 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."
The Los Angeles County Fire Department told KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, that they responded to a possible overdose at 1:27 a.m. PT on Wednesday at a Calabasas address that matches Jackson's home. However, a spokesperson for the department would not say who was transported.
CNN quoted a source close to the Jackson family who claimed that Jackson was "going to be OK."
Jackson sent out a series of Tweets on Tuesday, June 4, that started with "That conversation escalated quickly."
She later Tweeted, "I wonder why tears are salty?"
In another Tweet, she quoted lyrics from the Beatles song "Yesterday" and wrote, "Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay."
In April, it was reported that wanted to become a heart surgeon when she grew up.
"I want to be an actress but just throughout high school," The UK newspaper The Mail on Sunday's Event magazine quoted her as saying. "Then I want to go to medical school and be a doctor specializing in heart surgery. I want to help people, that's it."
Michael Jackson died at age 50 on June 25, 2009, from an overdose of medications, including the powerful anesthetic propofol, which were prescribed and administered by Murray, his personal doctor. Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.
The singer's family is currently involved in a legal battle against AEG Live, the promoter of a tour the King of Pop was preparing to begin before he died. Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, previously filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.