REPORT: Paris Jackson Tried to Cut Arm With Meat Cleaver, Remains in Hospital

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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 15-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson is physically fine after being taken to a hospital early Wednesday, an attorney for Jackson’s mother said.

    Perry Sanders Jr. wrote in a statement to The Associated Press that Paris Jackson is getting appropriate medical attention and the family is seeking privacy.

    “Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are,” he wrote. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”

    Sanders declined further comment on Paris’ condition or the circumstances that led to her hospitalization, but according to a TMZ report, Jackson tried to cut herself with a meat cleaver.

    Fire and sheriff’s officials confirmed they transported someone from a home in Paris’ suburban Calabasas neighborhood for a possible overdose but did not release any identifying information or additional details.

    Paris frequently posts messages about her life on Twitter, where she has more than a million followers.

    Her most recent posts Tuesday included an excerpt from the Beatles’ song “Yesterday” and the question, “I wonder why tears are salty?”

    A 20-minute video of the teen applying makeup was posted to YouTube last week. Paris says on Twitter she doesn’t know how the video, in which she repeatedly asserts, “I am so weird,” ended up on the site.

    “I hope you guys liked it tho and didn’t think i’m too crazy,” she wrote. “i get weird when i’m not around people lol.”

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