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Paris Jackson Hospitalized After Suicide Attempt [UPDATED]
Poor Paris Jackson, a rising star in the Jackson clan, has reportedly been hospitalized after a suicide attempt.Debbie Rowe told Entertainment Tonight that Jackson was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Wednesday after cutting her wrists. Rowe confirmed that it was a suicide attempt and told ET that Jackson had "a lot going on [lately]."
A lawyer for the family told The New York Daily News, "She's suffered with the loss of her father. But we don't know what she was exposed to that precipitated this."
Los Angeles County fire said that they got a 9-1-1 call from Jackson's Calabasas home for an overdose at 1:15 am this morning, and one person was transported to the hospital.
She is doing okay (at least physically, we assume) this morning, according to TMZ.
The fourth anniversary of Michael Jackson is coming up on June 25.
Yesterday Jackson sent out a string of sad-sounding tweets, including this:
Jackson recently made a YouTube video showing the world how she gets ready:
UPDATE 2:15 pm: Jackson left a suicide note before cutting her arm with a meat cleaver, according to TMZ, citing a source well-acquainted with the situation. Jackson also took Motrin (which explains why it was called in as a overdose). She called a suicide hotline, and the person on the other end called 9-1-1 for her. She's been placed under a psychiatric hold for 72 hours and she has received stitches for the cut.
UPDATE 10:45 am: Jackson reportedly threw a fit last night after being told that she couldn't go to a Marilyn Manson concert, according to TMZ. (He is scheduled to perform on Thursday at Gibson Amphitheatre with Alice Cooper.) She reportedly ran into her room screaming and slammed the door. But a source tells the site that this is not her first suicide attempt but it is the most serious. This person said, "It was not a cry for help." The website found some pictures where it looks like Jackson has scars on her wrist.
If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.