Katherine Jackson said her granddaughter, Paris, is “doing much better” after being hospitalized earlier this summer.
In June, the 15-year-old was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after a suicide attempt. The teenager cut her wrists with a kitchen knife and swallowed a number of pills. Different sources reported different reasons behind the attempt. Some said it was because of her father’s wrongful death trial, and others said that it was because she felt guilty about spending time with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe. Other sources reported that it was because she couldn’t attend a Marilyn Manson concert.
Manson reached out to Paris Jackson after the attempt and told her, “You will be on my guest list anytime you want.”
Two months after the suicide attempt, Katherine Jackson said her granddaughter is “in a good place” as she recovers at a treatment facility that specializes in depression and grief management for adolescents.
“She’s in a good place, getting help she needs… She is doing much better. The treatment is going good, really good,” the 83-year-old Jackson family matriarch told Hello! magazine. “She’s my baby. It’s hard for me, really hard. All I wanted these kids to be is happy… My heart just bleeds for her because she is so young.”
Katherine Jackson said the night her son died, Paris cried and said, “I want to go and see daddy; I don’t want to be without him.”
Michael Jackson died on on June 25, 2009 from cardiac arrest while he was preparing for his comeback concert series This Is It. The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled the death a homicide, and his personal physician Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. Jackson would have turned 55 on August 29.
Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of Paris, 16-year-old Prince, and 11-year-old Blanket with her grandson, TJ. Jackson said, “There’s not a day goes by that I don’t think about him; when I don’t shed a tear. He was a very good father, the best. He was a good son, too.”