Paris Jackson – the daughter of the late Michael Jackson – was hospitalized yesterday after an apparent suicide attempt.
Paris reportedly took 20 Motrin, wrote a suicide note, and then cut her wrist.
Thankfully, she had second thoughts and cried out for help.
TMZ reports that the teen took “a large number of Motrin pills” and cut herself with a “meat cleaver.” The site says Michael Jackson’s daughter called a “suicide hotline” and left a “suicide note.”
People.com offers a slightly less dramatic picture of the scene, but confirms that Jackson, 15, “cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and took as many as 20 ibuprofen tablets.”
The Jackson family, in statement from lawyers, has asked for “privacy.” Katherine Jackson’s lawyer said Paris “is physically fine” now and is “getting appropriate medical attention.”
La Toya Jackson told ET that the family requests privacy while as they handle “these issues together.” Paris’ brother, Prince Michael, 16, has canceled an appearance on German television to be by Paris’ side, reports People.
A very distressing turn of events.
But we are so happy that Paris Jackson is ok, and we hope she gets all of the help and support that she needs.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK