PARIS Jackson, the daughter of late pop legend Michael Jackson, is in hospital after attempting suicide, a publicist last night confirmed.
The 15-year-old is understood to have taken an overdose at her California home before being taken to hospital from her home at 2am yesterday morning.
A family lawyer said the teenager was “physically fine”.
Miss Jackson is currently part of a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the concert promoters AEG Live, who the Jackson family claim is responsible for her father’s death from an accidental drug overdose in June 2009.
The late singer famously went to great lengths to shield his three children from the public eye and became known for shrouding them in masks so they could not be recognised.
Her mother Debbie Rowe is understood to have also confirmed her daughter’s suicide attempt to an American TV show. She has been spending more time with Paris since her father’s death.
Ms Rowe, 54, met the singer when she was a nurse for Dr Arnold Klein, the singer’s dermatologist. The pair married when she was six months pregnant with Prince in November 1996. The following year she gave birth to Paris. The couple divorced in 1999 and Rowe accepted an $8million US settlement and gave full custody to the popstar.
Michael Jackson’s former lawyer Tom Mesereau, who represented the singer during his 2005 child molestation trial, said he is ‘heartbroken over the news’.