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Paris Jackson in apparent "suicide attempt"

Paris Jackson in apparent "suicide attempt"
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The 15-year-old daughter of late pop star Michael Jackson is in hospital near Los Angeles after an apparent suicide attempt.

Perry Sanders, an attorney for Paris’ grandmother and guardian, Katherine Jackson, said in a statement, “Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention.” She added, “To be a sensitive 15 year old is difficult, whoever you are, and it is particularly difficult when you lose the person closest to you.”

The teenager wrote on her twitter account, @ParisJackson, on Wednesday: “I wonder why tears are salty?”. She followed it with an update quoting a Beatles song: “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”

She had been expected to be called as a witness in the Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live.