It’s been a very sad week for Paris Jackson and her family.
Following her attempted suicide on Wednesday, a source close to the Jackson family tells In Touch that the 15-year-old “has a lot of problems and is very troubled.”
After her father, Michael Jackson, passed away in 2009, his mother, Katherine, was granted full custody of her and her two brothers, Prince and Blanket.
But it hasn’t been an easy transition for the children. A series of unfortunate events have since taken place. Last July, Paris confirmed on Twitter that her 83-year-old grandmother went missing. “yes, my grandmother is missing,” she wrote. “i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now.” It turns out she was in Arizona.
Just days later, cops responded to a family disturbance call at Katherine’s home. Janet, Randy and Jermaine Jackson had reportedly tried to remove all three children from the property.
“There are so many issues,” the insider tells In Touch. “It’s so hard on her.”
According to reports, the teen overdosed on Motrin and cut her wrists with a meat cleaver on June 5 after she was denied the chance to attend rocker Marilyn Manson’s concert. The incident took place just weeks before the fourth anniversary of her superstar father’s death.
Last year, Paris sat down with Oprah Winfrey and admitted she’s been bullied in school — something that also allegedly played a factor in her suicide attempt.
“People have tried, but it doesn’t always work,” she said. “At school and some people try to cyberbully me and get to me with words, but that doesn’t really world…a lot of people don’t like me.”
Grandma Katherine, aunt La Toya, and her mom, Debbie Rowe, have all been spotted visiting the LA hospital where Paris is being held on psychiatric hold.