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'Strong like her father': Paris Jackson thanks fans for support after reported suicide attempt

02 JULY 2013

Paris Jackson has thanked fans for their support following her reported suicide attempt and subsequent hospitalisation.

The 15-year-old reached out to well-wishers via her mother Debbie Rowe who tweeted on Monday, "My daughter has asked that I extend a huge thank you for all your thoughts and prayers and support.

"She is strong like her father."

 



 

Michael Jackson's only daughter has been receiving medical attention since her reported attempt to take her own life on 4 June.

It is inevitably a difficult time for Paris – it was the fourth anniversary of her father's death last week.

As fans marked the important date, Michael's best friend Mark Lester spoke out about Paris's recent distressing incident.

Mark revealed that he believes Paris trying to take her own life "wasn't a serious, serious attempt, but obviously a cry for help."

The teen, who is sister to Prince Michael Jackson and Blanket Jackson, caused concern with a series of cryptic tweets on Twitter before reports emerged that she had been rushed to hospital.

"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away," she quoted from the Beatles' song Yesterday. "Now it looks as though they're here to stay."

Her previous tweet read, "I wonder why tears are so salty."

Support flooded in for the teenager on Twitter as the hashtag #PrayForParisJackson trended worldwide.

 


Paris's mum Debbie Rowe
 

A lawyer for Paris's grandmother, Katherine Jackson, told the NY Daily News, "She's suffered with the loss of her father. But we don't know what she was exposed to that precipitated this."

Paris has reportedly grown to her mother Debbie Rowe in recent months after giving Michael sole custody of their two children, Prince and Paris, following their divorce in 1999.

Debbie married the late King of Pop in 1996, but allowed the pop star to have sole custody of Paris and her brother Prince, 16, when they divorced and negotiated an $8million settlement in 1999.

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, his mother Katherine was awarded permanent custody of Prince, Paris and their younger brother Blanket, 11.

The legendary pop star passed away on 25 June 2009 at the age of 50 after a cardiac arrest. His personal doctor Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

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