News is emerging that Paris Jackson, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, has been rushed to hospital on June 5th following a suicide attempt.
Emergency services responded to a call at her home at 1.27am local time and claim to have taken a single person to a local medical center. Multiple sources are reporting this person to be Paris.
While it is impossible to say at this stage what has prompted this development, the online Witness community will be concerned given that little more than a month ago the celebrity gossip pages were reporting that Paris, who has been raised as a Jehovah’s Witness by her family, was refusing to go on the door-to-door ministry.
Her grandmother Katherine remains a staunch Jehovah’s Witnesses, having confirmed her faith on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2010 where she revealed that she had just returned from the ministry when she heard that her son Michael had been hospitalized. According to the Sky News website, Paris and her siblings continue to live with their grandmother following the singer’s death.
Below is a video, posted to YouTube a month ago, revealing the fact that Paris refused to take part in Witness field ministry…
According to TMZ.com, Paris reportedly “threw a fit” last night when she was told she couldn’t go to a Marilyn Manson concert. The same source reports that there are signs of cutting on Paris’ arms – indicating long-standing emotional problems.
Whatever the issues surrounding this disturbing news, whether this development is related to Paris’ religious upbringing or not, at the center of this story is a very troubled young woman who urgently needs the help, support and understanding of those around her – including trained mental health professionals.
On behalf of all those involved with JWsurvey.org, I express my deepest concern for Paris and my sincerest hope that she will have a quick and speedy recovery.
- TMZ.com article on the story
- SkyNews article on the story
- Charisma News: Did Cultish Religion Move Paris Jackson to Attempt Suicide?
- Recent instructions to Jehovah’s Witnesses regarding self harm