Wow! Very upsetting news to pass along right now … according to a new report from TMZ, Paris Jackson (daughter of the late Michael Jackson) was rushed to the hospital early this morning due to a possible suicide attempt. Now, let’s be clear here … this information comes from TMZ and their sources and nothing official has been announced. According to the report, a 911 call was made at around 1:27 AM PT this morning and Paris was taken from her home on a stretcher at around 2AM. According to the 911 caller, Paris suffered a possible overdose (altho cutting was also mentioned). Man, this is really very sad news. UPDATE: Paris’s mother Debbie Rowe is confirming the suicide attempt. Ugh :(
Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, and sources tell us it was a suicide attempt. Paris was taken out of her Calabasas family house on a stretcher at around 2 AM and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital. The 911 call came in at 1:27 AM. We’re told the caller reported a possible overdose, although a source connected to the emergency response said there was cutting. On Tuesday night … Paris posted some cryptic tweets, including, “I wonder why tears are salty?” … and “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.” We’re told she’s doing ok.
A source closely connected to Paris tells TMZ … she has “tried this [a possible suicide attempt] in the past” but “this was far more serious. It was not a cry for help.”
A source connected to the family tells TMZ … Paris “threw a fit” last night after she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert. We’re told she ran into her room screaming and slammed the door.
Just yesterday we got to see Paris having a total blast in a makeup tutorial video that she recorded and then released online. Thinking about how cute she looked in that video and then to hear this news … I honestly don’t know what to say. Firstly, I hope that she is truly doing well … whatever happened, let’s hope that she is really ok. Secondly, I really hope this report of an attempted suicide is wrong. Maybe she got hurt accidentally, we don’t know for sure. I suppose we may hear something more official soon … for now, let’s keep Paris in our best thoughts.
UPDATE: Debbie Rowe, Paris Jackson’s mother, has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight (ugh, why???) that her daughter did attempt suicide last night/this morning:
Debbie Rowe has confirmed exclusively to Entertainment Tonight that Paris Jackson tried to commit suicide and is currently in a Los Angeles hospital. She was rushed to the hospital with cuts on her wrist in the early morning hours. Rowe tells ET that Jackson has had “a lot going on [lately].”
But Rowe’s lawyer is, apparently, asking for “privacy”:
Debbie Rowe’s lawyer, Eric George, tells TMZ: “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.”
WHY is Debbie Rowe talking to ET about this? Especially so soon after it happened?! Blah! At any event, I guess my fear has been confirmed now that we know that Paris did, indeed, attempt suicide last night/this morning. Here’s hoping she has a speedy recovery.
UPDATE 2: TMZ is now reporting more disturbing news about Paris’s suicide attempt, it’s all so heartbreaking to read:
Paris Jackson left a suicide note and then cut her arm with a meat cleaver … TMZ has learned. Sources with an intimate knowledge of the situation tell TMZ … Michael Jackson’s daughter called a suicide hotline and the person on the other end was alarmed enough to call 911. Our sources say in addition to cutting her right forearm, Paris had taken a large number of Motrin pills. We’re told once Paris was taken by stretcher to an ambulance and then transported to a nearby hospital, she was placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours. She received “numerous stitches” for the cut. As for the suicide note … we do not know what she wrote.
Poor, poor girl. I hope she gets the help she needs, this is just too much to comprehend. UGH, so incredibly sad :(0