Paris Jackson is 'getting the help she needs', grandmother Katherine reveals
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Michael Jackson's mother Katherine has said her granddaughter, Paris, is "doing much better" after her suicide bid in June.
The 15-year-old schoolgirl was rushed to hospital from the family home in Los Angeles after an apparent suicide attempt on the 5 June.
Paris' guardian and grandmother Mrs Jackson revealed:"She is in a good place, getting the help she needs."
The 83-year-old Jackson family matriarch shares legal guardianship of Paris and her brothers, Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11, with her grandson TJ.
She told Hello! magazine: "[Paris] is doing much better.
"The treatment is going good, really good. She's my baby. It's hard for me, really hard. All I wanted these kids to be is happy. The night Michael died Paris was crying and said 'I want to go and see Daddy, I don't want to be without him'."
Mrs Jackson said "not a day goes by" she does not think of the singer, whom she called "a very good father" and "a good son".
But she admits her style of parenting is different from his - and she has got rid of the masks the children famously used to wear.
She said: "They were sheltered a lot when Michael raised them.
"I had thought about it and I said 'I am not going to raise them like that (wearing masks). But Michael had a good reason. He was trying to protect them."
She said the children were "incredibly polite" and that was down to the pop superstar.
She said: "He instilled good manners but it's a different generation, of course, and I don't understand the whole social media thing. They are always on their phones."
:: Read the full story in Hello! magazine, out now.
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Which country would be hardest to invade?
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 4 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 5 Royal baby girl born: Duchess of Cambridge's second child will be a princess thanks to Queen
Grace Dent on TV: Peter Kay's Car Share made me genuinely LOL
Avengers: Age of Ultron set to make box office history with $84.5m US opening
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
Red Dwarf returns: Craig Charles quits Coronation Street to return to comedy sci-fi series
New on Netflix UK May 2015: From Fast & Furious 6 to World War Z and Grace and Frankie
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils