Paris Jackson would like everyone to remember an old adage:
Don’t believe everything you read.
Especially not when it comes to the personal life of someone you’ve never met.
Earlier today, we reported what other outlets had written about Michael Jackson’s famous daughter; that she had checked into rehab for assistance with her mental health.
This is what an insider told People Magazine on the topic:
“After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health.
“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her.”
According to Paris herself, however, only the first part of this statement is accurate.
Along with a photo of herself and her dog on Instagram, Jackson updated followers on her status this afternoon.
She acknowledges that things haven’t been going so well of late — but seems to shoot down talk that she is seeing anyone professional about it.
“The media is exaggerating per usual,” Jackson wrote online, adding in more detail:
“yes i’ve taken a break from work and social media and my phone because it can be too much sometimes, and everyone deserves a break, but i am happy and healthy and feeling better than ever!”
Jackson then delved into her musical career and concluded:
“gabriel and i have some new music we’re stoked to share with y’all! (@thesoundflowers) hope you guys’ new year started out with lots of love and light and all the things.
“i’ll be back soon!!”
In recent years, Jackson has been open about struggling with anxiety and depression, while also dealing with the trauma from a sexual assault in her teenage years.
Just a couple months ago, we heard that family members were worried Jackson would overdose.
A source who spoke to The New York Post, meanwhile, says that the 20-year-old had received an evaluation but returned home shortly afterward.
It’s unclear when this evaluation took place.
But the insider did add that Jackson was just “tired” and “exhausted” from her busy schedule the past several months.
In a 2017 Rolling Stone article, the young star admitted she has attempted suicide several times.
“I was going through a lot of, like teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help,” she told the magazine, saying she tried to kill herself in June of 2013 attempt at age 15, adding:
“It was just self-hatred … Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”
We really hope Jackson is doing better these days.
The heartbreaking video she shared in June of 2017 remains with us to this day.
Watch it here to see why: