Sources have revealed that Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s 15 year old daughter called a suicide counseling hotline early Wednesday which in turn lead to a counselor calling 911 to send someone to the Jackson home in Calabasas, California.
Sources close to the Jackson family have allegedly said that, rather than a suicide attempt, it appeared to be a “cry for help.” The family attorney Perry Sanders said on Wednesday morning that, “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.”
Paris had been posting tweets on her over a million followers on Twitter, “i wonder why tears are salty? yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay”
15 year-old Paris was rushed to the hospital with cuts on her arm alleged made with a meat cleaver, sources have said. Her natural “birth mother, Debbie Rowe confirmed that Paris had been hospitalised after “self harming” herself early Wednesday morning.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s and Fire Departments have confirmed that they responded to a 911 call about a medical emergency on Wednesday morning at the Calabasas street where the Jackson family lives.
With the recent news that Paris Jackson called a suicide hotline prior to the police and fire department being called by the hotline staff, it does seem more like this was a very obvious call for help instead of a decision to end her life.
Entertainment Tonight spoke with the 15 year-old’s mother Debbie Rowe, who told them that Paris reportedly had cuts on her wrists when authorities arrived.
Rowe told Entertainment Tonight that her daughter has had “a lot going on [lately].” This month marks the four-year anniversary of Jackson’s death. The pop icon died on June 25, 2009. Paris is one of Jackson’s three children; she lives with older brother, Prince, 16, and younger brother, Blanket, 11, at the home of Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson.
The day after hearing the news of his sister Paris Jackson’s being hospitalised after an apparent suicide attempt, Prince Michael Jackson I has allegedly cancelled his scheduled appearance on highly rated German TV show.
Prince Michael, 16, was to have filled in for Paris, 15, on Wetten, dass …? (English title, Wanna Bet?). Paris was originally booked to appear on the program for its summer edition which will be filmed in Mallorca, Spain.
On Thursday, a spokeswoman at German TV station ZDF told PEOPLE that the production team has been in contact with Prince Michael’s management, which canceled his trip to Europe. The ZDF rep, Silke Blömer, said “Under these circumstances, we perfectly understand that Prince Michael prefers to stay close to his family. We wish Paris the strength and the power to recover soon.”
A lawyer for Rowe, Eric George, released a statement to MTV News saying, “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
It is not unusual for teenage girls to self harm when they are in under a lot of stress. Especially if they feel that they aren’t getting the support that they need. Studies have shown that when it comes to “self harm,” girls are much more likely to harm themselves than boys.
Despite allegations of Paris having “left a suicide note” the existing proof that Jackson had called a suicide hotline seems to clearly indicate that she wanted help, not death.
By Michael Smith