So sad. Paris Jackson secretly checked into a rehab facility for alcohol abuse and mental health issues in mid-December, Radar reports. Over the years, the model, 20, has been honest with fans about her battles with self-harm and addiction.
“A lot of people have been worried about her for a while now,” a source told the outlet. “Paris has said when she is 21 she wants nothing to do with her family. She’s in her own world and wants her own life — but she is going downhill.”
The troubled star’s friends claimed she had been out of control, and her boyfriend, Gabriel Glenn, said she had to go back to treatment.
“She’s fallen in with the rock ‘n’ roll crowd in Los Angeles and there are some very bad characters in that scene who are into drugs and have no money,” the insider revealed. “They love nothing more than taking impressionable young rich girls on a death trip. It never ends well.”
On January 16, the Gringo actress took to Instagram to share an update with fans. “I’ve taken a break from work and social media and my phone because it can be too much sometimes, and everyone deserves a break, but I am happy and healthy and feeling better than ever!” she wrote. “Gabriel and I have some new music we’re stoked to share with y’all! (@thesoundflowers) hope you guys’ new year started out with lots of love and light and all the things. i’ll be back soon!!”
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Paris hasn’t had an easy childhood, as her famous dad, Michael Jackson, died when she was young. She later revealed that she was hospitalized in 2013 after attempting suicide at 15 years old. “It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore,” she told Rolling Stone in January 2017. “I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help.”
The California native also said that she “was doing a lot of things that 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds shouldn’t do.” She added, “I tried to grow up too fast, and I wasn’t really that nice of a person.”
Hopefully, Paris gets the help she needs.
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