Paris Jackson is responding to reports that she checked in to a treatment facility, writing them off as a misrepresentation, but acknowledging she is taking a break from the limelight.
The 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson took to Instagram Wednesday to set the record straight.
“the media is exaggerating per usual,” she captioned an image that did not show her face. “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!”
Jackson added that she was “stoked” to release new music from her band, The Soundflowers. She signed off by telling her more than 3 million Instagram followers, “i’ll be back soon!! xxox”
Summer of 2018 had some bumps for Jackson. The IMG model received a temporary restraining order in July to protect her against a man she alleged was her stalker. In August, she said sorry after her Harper’s Bazaar Singapore cover was slammed because same-sex marriage is illegal there.
“i didn’t know, i am sorry,” Jackson tweeted at the time. “i was grateful for the opportunity, but i’ll delete the post now. i don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone, and my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity. again, i’m sorry.”
Jackson’s godfather, former child star Macaulay Culkin recently made headlines for opening up about his friendship with the King of Pop.
“It’s almost easy to try say it was ‘weird’ or whatever, but it wasn’t, because it made sense,” Culkin told Michael Rosenbaum on his podcast, in an episode released Tuesday.
“I was a peerless person,” Culkin explained. “Nobody else in my Catholic school even had this… idea of what I was going through, and he was the kind of person who’d been through the exact same freakin’ thing and wanted to make sure I wasn’t alone in that…”
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