Paris Jackson Checks Into Treatment Facility to "Prioritize Her Health"

Michael Jackson's daughter emerged onto the fashion scene as Hollywood's new it girl over a year ago

By Cydney Contreras Jan 16, 2019 3:37 AMTags
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Paris Jackson is seeking treatment for issues related to her mental health. 

The famous daughter of the late Michael Jackson is currently living in a mental health facility in the hopes of improving her mental health. A source tells E! News, "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," the insider shares.

Shortly after the reports started to spread, Paris took to social media to set the record straight.

"The media is exaggerating per usual," she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of herself cuddling her dog. "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!"

The singer also revealed she plans to release new music with her band The Soundflowers.

"Gabriel and I have some new music we're stoked to share with y'all! (@thesoundflowers)," she continued. "Hope you guys' new year started out with lots of love and light and all the things. i'll be back soon!! xxox."

Inside the Private World of Paris Jackson: How She Copes With the Spotlight, Determined to Make Her Famous Name Her Own

Followers of the young starlet began to speculate that the model was facing issues when she suddenly stopped sharing photos on social media in the middle of December. She also didn't appear to join her family for a vacation to Tokyo, Japan over the holidays, which is unlike the star, who is close to her younger brothers. 

Moreover, the 20-year-old has had a whirlwind year filled with photo shoots, public appearances and the start of a music career, plus the heartbreaking death of her grandfather Joe Jackson. And since her debut on the Hollywood scene, she has become a highly sought after figure in the fashion world and has been named Hollywood's "it" girl by publications like Vanity Fair

However, the spotlight hasn't come without it's drawbacks. Paris made headlines in September 2018 for calling out the paparazzi who were clamoring to get a shot of the up and coming model as she left a a New York Fashion Week show. She told fans on Twitter, "i just got yelled at in a really mean way outside the tom ford show because paparazzi didn't get a chance to shoot my face. (for those of you that don't know, paps don't get paid unless my face is in the shot.)"

She has previously discussed her struggles with self-confidence and depression, which drove her to attempt to commit suicide when she was just 13-years-old. There were other instances when she attempted to end her life, but the aforementioned attempt led her to enroll in a therapeutic school in lieu of high school. "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 Rolling Stone in 2017. 

Nowadays, Paris is lucky to have supportive family members like Macaulay Culkin, who is her godfather. She particularly relies on Macaulay for emotional support, which he is very private about. In a January 2018 interview, the Home Alone star told Marc Maron, "I am a very open book when it comes to things but like with her, she is beloved by me..."

Entertainment Tonight was the first to report the news.