First official word on Paris since suicide attempt

2013-08-27 23:00
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Los Angeles - Katherine Jackson says her granddaughter Paris is "in a good place".

The showbiz family's matriarch is one of the appointed guardians to the 15-year-old aspiring actress and says she is recovering well after her apparent suicide attempt in June.

The 83-year-old star told Hello! magazine: She is in a good place, getting the help she needs. She is doing much better.

"The treatment is going good, really good. She's my baby. It's hard for me, really hard. All I want these kids to be is happy."

Paris, daughter of the late Michael Jackson, is currently staying at a $14 000-per-month therapeutic private school, located just outside California, while she recovers.

Michael was a great dad

Katherine - who, alongside her grandson TJ, is guardian to Paris and her brothers Prince, 16, and Blanket, 11 - added Michael was "a very good father" but she doesn't follow all of his parenting methods, such as putting masks over the children's mouths in public.

She added: "They were sheltered a lot when Michael raised them.

"I had thought about it and I said 'I am not going to raise them like that' [wearing masks]. But Michael had a good reason. He was trying to protect them."

She also credits Michael - who died of acute Propofol intoxication just days before he was set to start a run of comeback shows in 2009 - with how "incredibly polite" his children are, adding: "He instilled good manners but it's a different generation, of course, and I don't understand the whole social media thing. They are always on their phones." publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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