Paris Jackson, the 15-year-old daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson, is recovering from what is speculated to be a suicide attempt after she was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning. TMZ reports she was found with deep cuts made to her arm by a meat clever, along with a suicide note. According to the 911 call from her Calabasas, Calif. home, she had also taken 20 Motrin ibuprofen pills.
"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are," the family's attorney Perry Sanders told USA Today. "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."
June 25 marks the fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50 due to a prescription pill overdose. Paris has been named a potential witness in a lawsuit Jackson's family is bringing against AEG, accusing the late singer's concert promoter of not adequately investigating Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted for Jackson's death (AEG denies it had hired or was paying Murray to take care of Jackson).
When he was alive Michael Jackson was infamously protective of his children. Paris and her brother Prince, now 16, often donned cloaks and masks in public appearances with their father. Since Jackson's death, they have stepped increasingly into the spotlight. Prince is now a correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight." In the wake of Paris's apparent suicide attempt he has canceled a television appearance he was set to make on a German TV show "Wetten, dass ...?" ("Wanna Bet?"), People reports.
Paris, meanwhile, has amassed over a million followers on Twitter. Tuesday, hours before being rushed to the hospital, she tweeted, "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".