Paris Jackson seemed to be like most other 15-year-olds to most of us; she was hardly ever off Twitter or Instagram, has dreams of being an actress, works hard at school - where she is also a cheerleader - and had even given an online make-up tutorial for girls her age, so when the news was broken by TMZ on Wednesday (June 5) that Paris had attempted suicide earlier that morning, to say it was shocking would be an understatement.
Paris regualrly updates her Twitter and Instagram pages and has a strong online presence
There has been some light shed on what might have led Paris to attempt to take her life, with June 25, the fourth anniversary of her father Michael Jackson's death, the 15-year-old would have understandably been in a state of bereavement. As she quite clearly showed during Michael's televised funeral, she had very close and loving relationship with her father and the loss must have given her emotions a severe beating. As the Jackson's lawyer, Perry Sanders, told TMZ, "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."
It turns out that this isn't the first time the young, aspiring actress had tried to potentially take her life either - as can be seen in certain photographs of her where her left arm is visible with what looks to be cuts on her wrist. The attempt isn't just media hype either, as Paris had also reportedly left a suicide note and bloodied meat cleaver behind when she was rushed to hospital, having been on the phone to a suicide hotline only moments earlier. It was in fact the operator of the suicide line that alerted the authorities in the first place, and thank goodness for that as things could have turned out much worse. It has also been revealed that Paris had taken a large number of Motrin pills too.
TMZ were on the case for most of the story as it unfolded, first reporting that Paris was taken to hospital and gathering statements from the other Jackson family members and legal teams. The word from both the Jacksons and her mother, Debbie Rowe, is that Paris is doing fine and recovering in hospital, and they are thankful for the media's respect of their privacy and for not being too invasive. It is believed that police have visited Rowe's California ranch to speak with her about Paris current state of mind, with the mother and daughter spending much time together of late.
Paris was rushed from her Calabasas family home at around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital, with the 911 call from the suicide councillor coming around 30 minutes earlier. Paris was held in psychiatric ward where she could be monitored and where she will stay for at least another 48 hours. Out sincerest and best wishes go out to Paris at this time in hoping she gets better, physically and emotionally, soon.
Paris had developed her own strong tastes in music and had apparently been denied permission to go to a Marilyn Manson concert before she was taken to hospital
Teenage angst or something much worse