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Sibling fight led to Jackson suicide attempt

Prince Michael was not happy that Paris was meeting their mother, say reports

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Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, attempted suicide. She reportedly left a suicide note, took a kitchen knife to her arm and downed 20 ibuprofen pills but was reported to have called a suicide hotline as well, because of which she was rushed to hospital. She is in stable condition now
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Michael Jackson’s 15-year-old daughter Paris was seen receiving visitors at a hospital, where she remains following her suicide attempt early Wednesday morning, according to reports.

Family members visiting her included the Jackson matriarch Katherine, Jackson’s mother Debbie Rowe, her brother Prince Michael, aunt LaToya and her former nanny, Grace Rwaramba.

Jackson reportedly left a suicide note, took a kitchen knife to her arm and downed 20 ibuprofen pills last week but called a suicide hotline as well, because of which she was rushed to the hospital and has been since said to be “physically fine”.

Reports say she had “major fights” with her brother Prince that put her into depression and made her attempt suicide.

According to Us magazine, after years of estrangement, Jackson started spending time with their biological mother Rowe and Prince, 16, didn’t approve of the relationship because he remembered all the awful things that Michael told them about her and felt that Jackson was betraying their father by getting close to Rowe. Jackson has been said to have screamed during the fight with Prince on Tuesday that she wished her father was there, as he understood her. She believed no one in the Jackson family understood her anymore and it made her feel isolated and alone.

Jackson, who repeatedly visits Rowe, 54, at her horse ranch in Palmdale, California, wanted to get to know her mother who was married to Michael from 1996 to 1999. She found that she really liked her as she loved the stories Rowe told her about Michael.

The Jackson siblings have been said to fight regularly over this and it really hurts her as they used to be quite close.

In other reports, however, it has been said Jackson got upset that she wasn’t allowed to attend the Marilyn Manson concert on Thursday at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

Upon hearing of Jackson’s troubles, rocker Manson reached out to the teenager and welcomed her to any of his shows.

“I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want,” TMZ reported Manson saying.

Meanwhile, the incident has reportedly brought Rowe, Michael’s sister La Toya and mother Katherine closer together. The women, who are all concerned for Jackson’s wellbeing, are trying to put their complicated guardianship situation aside in order to be there for her, Us magazine has said.

Earlier this year, La Toya in an interview had talked about the mother-daughter reconciliation, saying that despite reports to the contrary, the Jackson family was fine with the reunion and every child should know who their mother is.

In a bizarre turn of events, Dr Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death, sent a message to the young girl.

Murray, serving four years behind bars, used a pay phone to send a “letter” to her, saying, “I can tell you’re not doing well. I don’t know if there’s anything I can do to solve your pain or help you with your problem. But I wanted you to know that I am here for you.

“I always will be available to listen to you, answer your questions or to share with you the plethora of beautiful and favourite untold stories of your father’s. As well as his venerable thoughts of you that he has shared with me.”

The audio also has Murray referencing her father’s song You Are Not Alone and said that the singer loved her “beyond any explanation”.

“I too love you as a precious father loves his own child, and I always will,” Murray added.

Paris Jackson has suffered from depression before and is understood to have been treated at least once previously after saying she felt like killing herself.

A family source played down media reports that she was angry because she could not go to a concert by Manson although admitted that may have been a factor.

“It wasn’t because of that. It was just because of her depression. Probably the last straw she was told that she couldn’t go... It’s like a teenager, ‘I want what I want, I want to do what I want,’” she said.

Paris is set to appear in the film Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys, based on the book by author Dennis Christen, who is also a producer on the film.

“Paris is very important to us and we all love her deeply. Any comment about her private life will have to come from her family,” Christen says.

“We wish her the very best as she works through this difficult time,” Christen told Us Weekly. “She knows that she has millions of fans out there that love her deeply and only want happiness for her.”

He also has high hopes for the young actress.

“Paris will do a delightful job in her role,” Christen added. “She’s been concentrating on developing her acting skills and is becoming a very proficient actor ... We are confident that when we are ready to roll the cameras, she will be ready for the task.”

Paris Jackson is also expected to be a key witness in her family’s civil lawsuit against AEG Live, which was responsible for her father’s This Is It tour.