Paris Jackson forced to deny reports that she was hospitalised over 'attempted suicide'
Paris Jackson has vehemently denied that she was hospitalised following a suicide attempt, and has moved to slam the tabloid circulating the false report.
Earlier this weekend, TMZ reported that Jackson - who was just 10 years old when her father Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 - had been checked into hospital over an attempted suicide, and they claimed that this was due to the fallout of the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.
Leaving Neverland reportedly shines a light on two cases of sexual abuse by the former King of Pop, focusing on the cases of Wade Robson and James 'Jimmy' Safechuck. Although Paris had not yet seen the documentary, TMZ had reported that Jackson had slit her wrists, and was closely being monitored by a team of doctors.
However, Paris Jackson has spoken out over these allegations of suicide, slamming them as false and taking to Twitter to express her disgust at such reports. In response to TMZ's original tweeted report over her suicide, Jackson angrily denied that she had tried to kill herself.
In a follow-up tweets, Paris also tweeted a series of question marks alongside an unamused emoji, presumably expressing confusion over the reports, and also tweeted "lies lies lies omg and more lies".
TMZ then updated their report to say that Paris Jackson "was just released from the hospital and she's under the care of her team", and since then, Jackson has been photographed returning to her apartment in Los Angeles, California.
A source speaking to The Wrap explained that while Jackson had been in hospital, she had experienced an incident that required medical attention and was now recuperating back home. "Any reports of a 5150 hold/suicide attempt are simply untrue," they added.
The Jackson family, at least in public, have been very quick to deny the allegations put forward by the Leaving Neverland documentary. In a statement released around the airing of the documentary, they stood behind Michael Jackson, and criticised the film of being a "public lynching".
"We can’t just stand by while this public lynching goes on, and the vulture tweeters and others who never met Michael go after him. Michael is not here to defend himself, otherwise these allegations would not have been made."
Paris Jackson has struggled with her mental health in the past, and reportedly tried to take her own life in 2013. Speaking to Rolling Stone in 2017, she detailed how hard the loss of her father had hit her. "I feel him with me all the time," she explained, and says she may never really get over it.
"They always say, 'Time heals.'But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of 'OK, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.' So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it."
Paris Jackson had reported to hospital earlier this year, but reassured fans that she was feeling healthy, taking a break, and looking to release new music.