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Over the weekend, the internet was flooded with reports that Paris Jackson was hospitalized after attempting to take her own life.
The attempted suicide comes just weeks after HBO’s Leaving Neverland documentary aired, in which two men spoke of the alleged sexual abuse they suffered as children at the hands of her father, the late Michael Jackson.
“Today at about 7:28 in the morning, Hollywood units responded for a radio call of an ambulance attempt suicide. The victim was transported to a local hospital,” a source for the LAPD told E! News, possibly in relation to Paris Jackson.
Paris was seen outside her home later that day (Saturday) wearing a blue jacket that read, ‘Puppies, Wine And I’m Fine’ on the back – with the word ‘wine’ covered up with tape.
Regardless of whether there is any truth in the hospitalization reports, Paris is keen to put it behind her…
She called the reports of her attempted suicide “lies lies lies omg and more lies” on Twitter, and also posted a selfie on her Instagram story with the caption, “f–k you I’m chillen like Bob Dylan.”
She also posted about getting KFC with her boyfriend Gabriel Glenn later that day.
Despite initially wanting to keep a dignified silence, Paris has addressed the documentary several times on social media. A fan recently asked her if she would “trade the wealth for the freedom from disgusting press” to which she replied:
“I have the same moral compass as my father, but not the level of patience. I’ll fight for love n peace in the same way, but I am more aggressively driven.
“I don’t sit by idly when i see injustices happen, especially when they’re directed towards me or my family. F–k that noise.”
“There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense,” she continued.
“My cousin 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.”
Her close friends have been worried about Paris since the documentary aired…
“Paris is a sensitive soul and this has affected her deeply,” a close friend reportedly said.
“She’s been very upset about all the hateful things she’s been reading about her father on social media.”
The 20-year-old model was previously hospitalized back in 2013 after attempting suicide – an attempt which has since been revealed wasn’t her first.
“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 back in 2017 about her 2013 attempt, adding that she had attempted suicide “multiple times”.
We sincerely hope that Paris Jackson is surrounding herself with the right people right now, and is being taken care of during this understandably difficult time.