Paris Jackson is opening up about her past attempts to end her life, during the most recent episode of her Facebook Watch series, Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn.
During the episode, the 22-year-old singer and daughter of the late Michael Jackson, revealed that self-harm has been a big issue in her life and began after her father’s death.
“I gained a lot of weight and [eating] became an addiction… and then a cousin called me fat so I was like, ‘OK, I can’t do that anymore,” she recalled of moving in with her grandmother, Katherine. “And that’s how I fell into self-harm.”
Paris added, “I would cut and burn myself. I never thought that I would die from it because I was always in control of the razor and I knew how deep I was going.”
She also shared that dopamine release was one of the reasons behind her self-harm.
“Dopamine is called dope for a reason, it feels good,” she says. “Things like food and sex and drugs and music and working out — there’s a lot of things that cause a dopamine release. Self-harm was one of them, tattoos was one of them and so there was that and then also it was a distraction from emotional pain and transferring to physical pain and the need for control.”
Paris then confessed, “Yes, I tried to kill myself many times.”
If you recall, there was an urgency many years ago when Paris was rushed to the hospital because of a reported attempt to end her life.
You can watch the full episode below:
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