Paris Jackson is “getting appropriate medical attention” after attempting suicide, the teen’s grandmother, Katherine Jackson, said.
The only daughter of Michael Jackson, the 15-year-old was rushed to the hospital Wednesday morning after she tried to kill herself. Katherine Jackson, the late singer’s mother and legal guardian of his three children, released a statement about the teenager’s suicide attempt.
“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,” Jackson said. “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
A source told Radar Online that the teenager is distraught over her father’s wrongful death trial.
“She’s very upset that she will be called as a witness in her father’s wrongful death trial, in which she is a plaintiff,” the source said.
The fourth anniversary of her father’s death is approaching — Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009 — and the family is suing the promoter of what would have been his final concert. The teenager and her brothers are are scheduled to testify in the trial later this month.
A different source that Paris Jackson feels guilty about spending time with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe. The source said that she feels as if she is betraying her family by getting to know Rowe, who hasn’t been very involved in her children’s lives. The source also said that now that Prince Jackson is spending time with his girlfriend and doesn’t like his sister spending time with their mother, “Paris feels like her old life is slipping away.”
The teenager spent her birthday with Rowe in April, and her mother took her shopping and then to dinner at Ahi Sushi in Studio City. Whether they will continue to spend time together is unclear.