Paris Jackson (SplashNews)
In a joint statement, uncles Tito, Jackie, and Marlon say: "Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris. She is safe and doing fine.
Adds aunt La Toya: "We are grateful and appreciate the overwhelming concern forParis from both the public and the media, but request privacy at this timewhile our family handles these issues together."
_____Paris Jackson is in a Los Angeles hospital following an early morning suicide attempt.
Details are scant, but her mother, Debbie Rowe, confirmed the sad news, telling "Entertainment Tonight" that her 15-year-old daughter was rushed to the hospital with cuts on her wrist.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to omg! that a call came from the Jackson family's home in the L.A. suburb of Calabasas Wednesday at 1:15 a.m. The caller said there had been an overdose. According to the 911 call, the victim had taken an excessive amount of Motrin and tried to slice her wrists with a kitchen knife.
A unnamed Jackson source at the hospital told CNN that Paris "is going to be OK." Rowe, meanwhile, told "ET" that Jackson has had "a lot going on [lately.]"
For the past several weeks, her late father, Michael, has been the subject of a wrongful death trial playing out in downtown L.A., pitting her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, against concert behemoth AEG Live Michael's drug use has been a focal point of the proceedings.
Both Paris and her older brother, Prince, were among the witnesses expected to be called for the case.
Paris had been active on social media in the days leading up to today's troubling event. She chronicled what seemed like a normal teenage life tweeting about music, cheerleading, and summer vacation, along with a May 31 YouTube makeup tutorial.
However, on Tuesday night, Jackson's tweets seemed much more solemn:
Jackson then posted a quote from The Beatles song "Yesterday":
As word of Paris's suicide attempt spread, fellow stars tweeted the best wishes:
@parisjackson Sending you support and love. ♥— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 5, 2013
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