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Paris Jackson took 20 pain relief pills, recording indicates

June 12, 2013|By Joseph Serna
  • File photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson.
File photo shows Paris Jackson, daughter of the late pop icon Michael Jackson. (Matt Sayles / Associated…)

A recording of the discussion among emergency personnel related to Paris Jackson’s apparent suicide attempt last week has been released to the media.

In the recordings, obtained by the Associated Press, paramedics are told Michael Jackson’s teenage daughter had taken 20 Motrin pain reliever pills and used a knife to cut herself.

The night before the apparent suicide attempt, Paris tweeted: "yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they're here to stay."

Paris was rushed to the hospital from the Jackson family home and is now recovering.

The Jackson family has asked the media to respect boundaries.

"Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family's privacy," attorney Perry R. Sanders Jr. said in the statement.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Fire Department would say only that they responded to a "medical emergency" on the block where the Jackson family lives in Calabasas.

Paris and her family and AEG are locked in a legal battle over Michael Jackson's death. Paris is a possible witness in the civil trial.

The suit -- filed by Katherine JacksonMichael Joseph Jackson Jr.Prince Michael Jackson II and Paris Jackson -- alleges AEG negligently hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray, who, in an attempt to help the singer sleep, gave him a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

Jackson died in 2009, two weeks before his "This Is It" tour was scheduled to begin in London. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011.


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