It’s reported that Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris Jackson, is in the hospital following a suicide attempt early this morning. According to the reports, Paris allegedly slashed her wrist due to emotional turmoil related to having to testify in the ongoing wrongful death lawsuit for her father in which she is a plaintiff. Jackson, 15, was rushed to an LA hospital and placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold for 72 hours (the same evaluation placed on Britney Spears in 2008). The hold allows a qualified peace officer or clinician to involuntarily confine someone because it’s deemed they have a mental disorder making them dangerous to themselves and/or others. Paris was due to testify in the trial but reports say she was emotionally distraught about it, wants nothing to do with the trial and was unwilling to do so. Paris’ grandmother and guardian Katherine said “Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter shoe you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you.” She added, “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
Although the world continues to morn the untimely passing of the great Michael Jackson, his children continue his legacy, being on hand for the launch of “The Immortal World Tour” as it kicks off at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Prince, Paris & the child affectionately known as Blanket Jackson came together in solidarity to pay tribute to their father now that Dr. Conrad Murray as been convicted and sentenced to four years in jail.
They attended the show with extended family including their uncle Tito who was on hand to support his brother’s children saying:
My brother – I don’t know if people know this about Michael, but my brother actually lived and loved what he did.
It seems that people, including Paris, Prince & Blanket Jackson, know what Michael was capable of and what he gave of himself in order to entertain his legions of fans across the globe.