Paris Jackson is currently at West Hills hospital in Los Angeles, recovering from a suicide attempt after reportedly taking an overdose and cutting herself with a cleaver.
But what’s the cause of Paris Jackson crisis?
Some reports said that as well as being in the middle of school exams, Paris Jackson was upset this week after being banned by her family from going to a concert by goth rocker Marilyn Manson, who appeals to troubled teenagers with songs such as Misery Machine and Leave A Scar.
One cause may be the battle royal that is raging over who is to take on the role of her mother. Paris Jackson – who at Michael Jackson’s express behest never had a mother figure – has been reaching out to the woman who gave her up as a baby, Debbie Rowe.
Paris Jackson has mused publicly about their emotional and even their physical similarities. Although the teenager is as thin as a whip and Debbie Rowe is overweight, they have the same tip-tilted nose and pixie-chin, and the same slightly slanting blue-green eyes.
She wrote with pride on her website this spring: “So glad I bonded with my mother. It’s like we have this really strong relationship and did I mention, I kind of look like her. It was so amazing to see my mother after all these years. Love her.”
The renewed contact, though, has left her at loggerheads with her grandmother Katherine Jackson, 83. It’s no secret among the Jacksons that Michael’s mother mistrusts Debbie Rowe.
Recent reports suggest that Paris Jackson has been “depressed” and prone to screaming tantrums in recent weeks.
A source in the Jackson household told Entertainment Tonight this week that Paris “calls all the shots” at home and is used to getting her way and doing things as she sees fit – part of the reason her aunt, the singer Janet Jackson, attempted to take her mobile phone during a highly-publicized altercation outside the Jackson family compound last year.
Paris Jackson is also said to be terrified by the prospect of testifying at the ongoing “wrongful death” lawsuit the Jacksons are bringing against concert promoters AEG Live. Michael Jackson was signed to perform a series of gigs which the family argues he was in no fit state to perform. Paris Jackson can expect to be asked about her father’s health and state of mind before he died, and the events of the day he died.
Meanwhile AEG Live claimed it has a further bombshell – it claims to have “irrefutable” proof that Michael Jackson is not the biological father of Prince or Paris, which they wish to bring to court.
Jackson family lawyers argue that the issue is irrelevant, and AEG Live is just seeking to embarrass the family.