Skeletal Paris Jackson checked into rehab for drinking and mental health issues in mid-December, and no-one had heard from her since — until Wednesday, January 16. Michael Jackson’s daughter took to Instagram to give fans an update on her current status.
“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! 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!! xxox ?♥️” she penned on the social media platform.
Her rep also commented on the matter. “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.”
Worried friends claimed the wild-child — who has struggled with self-harm and drug problems in the past — had been whacked out and her rocker boyfriend Gabriel Glenn told them she had to go to rehab.
In the last pictures taken of Paris, 20, on December 9 before January 16, the tattoo-loving train-wreck looked paler than her late father and had bug eyes as she huddled in a blanket, loading a friend’s van with musical equipment.
A source said to Radar Online: “She wasn’t around to spend the holidays with her family and she missed their vacation as well. A lot of people have been worried about her for a while now.”
“Paris has said when she is 21 she wants nothing to do with her family [The Jacksons] as well,” the insider added. “She’s in her own world and wants her own life. But she is going downhill.”
Paris has previously spoken about her multiple suicide attempts, how her tattoos cover track marks from drug use and how she was randomly sexually assaulted when she was just 14.
Paris had also been absent from social since December 14 when she last posted a Tweet.
She was also missing when her brothers Prince and Blanket went on a vacation to Japan at the end of December.
Other sources worried about the fact she is set to turn 21 in April and what decisions she will make when she’s in full control of her own life.
A source added: “She’s fallen in with the rock n roll crowd in Los Angeles and there are some very bad characters in that scene who are into drugs and have no money, and they love nothing more than taking impressionable young rich girls on a death trip. It never ends well.”