Paris Jackson responds to reports she is seeking treatment for her 'emotional health'

Paris Jackson has set the record straight after reports emerged she had checked into a treatment facility to ‘prioritise her physical and emotional health’.

The 20-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, who has previously spoken about her battles with depression, was rumoured to be seeking treatment.

“[Jackson] decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritise her physical and emotional health,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.

“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan.”

Another source told People that the move comes after an exhausting schedule of work and travel for the model and actress.

“[She is] looking forward to coming out of this revitalised and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her,” the source told the publication.

Paris Jackson is reportedly seeking treatment to address her physical and emotional well-being. Photo: Getty

However, Paris has now herself addressed reports of her rumoured treatment with an Instagram post.

While acknowledging that she’s taking “a break from work and social media,” she said media reports were “exaggerating.”

Paris added that she is “happy and healthy and feeling better than ever”.

It’s not the first time she has hit out at at reports.

Paris shut down speculation last year that she had entered rehab as a reaction to Demi Lovato’s overdose.

“I haven’t gone back to rehab, or to any clinic,” she tweeted in August in response to rumours Demi’s run-in had prompted her to address her own health concerns.

“IDK who decided to make this bulls*** up for clickbait but it’s annoying! I don’t need a celebrity’s misfortune to make me healthy. I’ve had enough friends OD to send me that message!”

Paris has been open about her health, including past suicide attempts, being sexually assaulted and has spoken about getting treatment for drug abuse and depression, while attending a therapeutic school in Utah in her teens. 

“It was great for me,” she told Rolling Stone in 2017 of her experience in Utah.

“I’m a completely different person. Before, I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like, teen angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help.”

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