Behind Paris' Suicide Attempt: Family Secret
Source says she learned she, Prince don't share same dad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2013 10:07 AM CDT
Prince, left, and Paris Jackson, children of the late pop icon Michael Jackson, pose for photographers after an appearance at a Jackson tribute event Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, in Gary, Ind.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(Newser) – What precipitated Paris Jackson's suicide attempt? According to a family friend, discovering she and brother Prince have different biological fathers. Paris always thought Debbie Rowe and someone—not Michael Jackson—were her and Prince's biological parents, the source explains to the Sun. But she was recently told the truth, and that "started a downward spiral." Why was she handed this information? According to the Sun, as prep for the questioning she could face as part of the Jackson family-AEG court battle. She's still in the hospital, where she's expected to stay as long as a month. Paris is reportedly planning to spend time with Rowe when she gets out.