She’s calling bs. Paris Jackson took to Twitter on Saturday, March 16, to deny reports claiming that she was being hospitalized after an alleged suicide attempt in the wake of the current controversy surrounding her late father, Michael Jackson, and HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary.
But a spokesperson for the LAPD told Radar Online otherwise. “We can confirm that an ambulance attended a suicide attempt at the 7200 block of Hillside in Los Angeles earlier today. The victim was transported to a local hospital — under HIPPA rules we cannot reveal this person’s identity,” the spokesperson said.
According to TMZ, police and paramedics responded to a call at Paris’ L.A. home at 7:30 on Saturday morning after she had allegedly slashed her wrists. Paris was reportedly transported to a hospital and placed on 5150 hold and she reportedly is in stable condition. She reportedly lost a “lot of blood,” according to The Blast, and she could remain in the hospital for up to 72 hours.
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) March 16, 2019
Paris’ reported hospitalization comes after she spoke out amid the backlash surrounding her father, which was reignited by the release of HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary. The documentary features interviews with Wade Robson and James “Jimmy” Safechuck, two men who accused the “Billie Jean” singer of sexual abuse when they were minors.
“There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense,” she wrote on Twitter just days before her reported hospitalization. “Taj [Jackson] is doing a perfect job on his own and I support him, but that’s not my role. I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. That’s me.”
Shortly after the news about her reported hospitalization broke, Paris took to her Instagram Story to share a car selfie and seemed to be doing well. “She is in better spirits and surrounded by friends and family,” an insider told Us Weekly. “She’s strong but had a horrible episode, appears that everything she held inside finally burst. She does feel better and family and friends are still flying in.”
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.