Paris Jackson is 'safe and doing fine,' Jackson family says
Paris Jackson is "safe and doing fine" according to a statement from several of Jackson's family members released following reports that the 15-year-old was hospitalized after a possible suicide attempt.
Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon and Tito Jackson said in a statement to ABC News, "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."
The Jackson family statement came approximately an hour after Perry Sanders, an attorney for Paris Jackson's grandmother Katherine Jackson, released a statement. The statement did not state the cause of Jackson's hospitalization.
"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," Sanders said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family's privacy."
Paris Jackson, 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" and that she was upset after not being allowed to go to a Marilyn Manson concert on Thursday. A source close to the Jackson Family confirmed to KABC Television that Jackson was rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night following a suicide attempt. Audio from the 911 call obtained by ABC News features the dispature saying, "Female, 15 OD'd on 20 Motrin and cut her arm with a kitchen knife."
Rowe told KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, in a statement on Wednesday, "We appreciate everyone's thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family's privacy."
The Los Angeles County Fire Department told KABC Television 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.
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. She did not appear in court on Wednesday.
La Toya Jackson, sister of the late Michael Jackson, also released a statement about Paris Jackson on Wednesday afternoon which said, "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."