Paris Jackson Reportedly Hospitalized Due To A Possible Suicide Attempt [UPDATE]


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 :(

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  • Krissy

    I hope this isn’t true!!!!
    She is so young. I really wish she had a mentor that wasn’t associated with the Jackson family. Even her mother is too involved with the Jacksons.

    Wishing her the best!

  • rOXy

    I am shocked. I hope it isn’t true with all of my heart. She is such a lovely girl. It must be so difficult to be her, but this is not the answer. If it turns out not true, then I have a major issue with TMZ.

    • UGH, unfortunately I had to update the story because Paris’s mother Debbie Rowe has confirmed that it was a suicide attempt :(

    • rOXy

      Maybe I rushed to comment and didn’t see the update. Or had the page open too long. Thanks for pointing it out though. She seemed so fine when she made the video. Or maybe she didn’t and I just don’t know how she normally behaves. So sad all the way round.

  • Meghan

    I’m afraid this girl will have a tragic life. He upbringing has been so odd and her father’s death must have taken a toll. I hope she gets some help.

  • Krissy

    What REALLY saddens me is that if she has tried this in the past, they should have been getting help for her! This is so, so sad.

    And what is up with her Mom releasing private medical info to ET of all places? She is surrounded by sketch!

  • Gillian

    This is truly sad. I really REALLY hope it isn’t true. The Jackson kids NEED a grown up who wants to look after them, and who is willing to do what is best for them above any desire for fame or money. They need love and A LOT of guidance. The Jackson family is a circus, and not known for doing what is in the best interest for the children. Michael may have done a lot of horrible things, but keeping his kids away from the media and spotlight was the best decision he could make as a parent.

    Ps Prince works for ET, so I’m not overly shocked that Debbie would talk to them. Which is absolutely horrible.

    • @Gillian — “Prince works for ET, so I’m not overly shocked that Debbie would talk to them. Which is absolutely horrible.”

      UGH, you are right! I totally forgot/blocked that out. UGHHHHH!

  • Halli

    Tell ET and then have your lawyer ask for privacy…um…yeah…don’t speak to ET in the first place. I really hope she can get through this and grow into a healthy woman.

    • Serenity

      @Halli My guess is that she spoke with ET in the hopes that giving up a little bit of information would somehow buy them some greater privacy. It still sucks, but can you imagine the number of reporters who would be lurking around the hospital and/or Paris’s home (and anywhere else they can think of), constantly asking, “So was this a suicide attempt? Did she really try to take her life?”

  • Ashley Jenkins

    This child has everything anyone could ever want…except her daddy. And his family hasn’t treated those children right at all, thrusting them into the spotlight, taking Grandma away from them, etc. Michael should still be here.

    I pray Paris recovers, and I will keep her and her brothers in my prayers tonight.

    • Lo

      Well, she has everything except for a father and a mother who wouldn’t talk to the press about her suicide attempt.

  • Sam

    Trent, just goes to show you that appearances can be very deceiving…your earlier post about how “bubbly” and “normal” Paris seemed in her video show that we cannot rely on how people act on the surface anymore, especially celebrities

    • rOXy

      I agree that we can’t rely on a person’s behavior to determine whether or not they are suicidal. I think this is the way it has always been and isn’t necessarily a modern or recent development. However, I think it is too soon, in this case, to say her behavior belied her desperation. Perhaps she wasn’t feeling stress when she made and posted the video, and something (bullying?) happened afterward to dash her to despair. I am hoping she receives the privacy her lawyer has called for, so we may never know the details.

  • Krissy

    I just read on TMZ that she used a meat cleaver on herself and wrote a suicide note. They also said that she was on a suicide hotline and the hotline called 911. She was placed on a 5150 according to TMZ.

    I am so sad over this, trying not to cry. The most depressing thing is I feel that she surrounded by vultures. Her extended family, her own mother, the estate, everyone is a sycophant motivated by money and not sincerity. I would LOVE it if her and her brothers packed up in a car and went on their own.

    • Alecia

      I agree Krissy. As much as I understand how hard it has been on the family since Michael passed but the support and encouragement she and her brothers need sorely seems to be missing. I really hope she can get the help she needs and aspire to lead a relatively normal life.

  • David

    It’s a hard time in her life right now. I mean being a teenager is hard enough not to mention being the daughter of Michael Jackson add on to it. She discovering who she is and reach out to the mother she basically never knew. I for one understand her pain when you get desperate you just want a way out. I always hated when people say it will get better but the truth is no body know if that is fact. She will find her way or enough to survive. That how I’ve been doing it after half dozen suicide attempts the last one being 2 years ago that left me ugly scar from spinal fusion surgery

  • Ella

    This is super sad news.
    You never know what’s going on under the surface. Too often people lose loved ones to suicide and they are left floundering because they didn’t see any signs. Those of us who suffer with depression are top-notch actors. I’m not saying that is what Paris is dealing with, but I simply cannot imagine being a young girl on the verge of adolescence and having the whole world watch me while I mourned for the only parent I ever knew, not knowing who to trust, and I also think I read she was bullied in school. It’s easy to say suicide isn’t the answer and despite trying to take my own life once in the past I agree, but when you are IN IT and suffering, it’s so hard to remember people will care if you aren’t there anymore.

    I hope Paris gets all the help she needs.

    • Karen

      “Those of us who suffer with depression are top-notch actors.”

      Wow. So true for me. I didn’t know it was typical of people with depression.

  • ClaireMichelle

    This is so sad. :( I’m so glad she wasn’t successful. I hope she can get the help she clearly needs, but her family is so messed up I don’t even know how she can go about getting the proper care and treatment. :( Ugh, and for this to follow that adorable video she posted just makes it harder on me. She seemed so happy and hilarious. I just can’t even comprehend this, honestly…

  • Nathan

    “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy.” he says after Debbie goes to the press the first chance she gets. What a disgusting human being Ms Rowe is.

  • KLC

    Honestly, I think that MJ was trying to protect the kids from all of the craziness. Once he passed, they didn’t have privacy anymore. The one who wanted to honor his wishes was JANET. Remember how people called her all sorts of names when she was trying to get Paris and the kids to not be involved in show business until after 18? When I saw that video, I saw someone who truly loved the children and wanted to protect them. Versus Aunt LaToya who is pimping the teens out.

    Prayers to Paris that she finds peace and knows that whatever is happening in her life can be solved. The teenaged years are FARRRRRR from the best years of your life. Fight for your life and you will enjoy it as you grow!

  • MJ

    Speculation, but his poor girl might have access to many things, including the internet. Which, imagine how awful it must be now that the AEG lawsuit is everywhere, and with the Wade Robson allegations? She’s probably horrified at how her father, who by all accounts was an extremely good one, might have done all these things.

    I hope she gets the support she really needs. Janet, Debbie Rowe and Lisa Marie Presley, should all gather around her. She needs people who understand her. Lisa Marie went through basically the same circumstances, losing her dad at a young age.

  • Samantha

    This is so sad and I hate that members of the family keep releasing statements but are requesting privacy. I wish someone would just take those kids away and let them grow up out of the spotlight.

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