LOS ANGELES – The late Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, was rushed to a California hospital Wednesday after trying to commit suicide, a family source said. Her relatives appealed for privacy.
The 15-year-old tried to cut her right wrist with a meat cleaver and wrote a suicide note, according to celebrity website TMZ.
The teenager, whose father died in 2009, was put on a 72-hour psychiatric hold in the hospital, the family source said, adding that Paris suffered from depression and had previously reported suicidal thoughts.
Jackson tweeted a few times Tuesday, including, “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay” and “i wonder why tears are salty?”
The family source played down media reports that she was angry because she could not go to a concert by goth rocker Marilyn Manson in Los Angeles on Thursday — although she admitted that may have been a factor.
Paris, Jackson’s middle child, along with older sibling Prince and younger brother “Blanket,” has made a start in the entertainment industry, starring in the film “Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys.”