Paris Jackson Debuts New Arm Tattoos After Seeking Treatment for Mental Health
Paris Jackson showed off some new ink honoring Led Zeppelin early Tuesday morning, just weeks after PEOPLE broke the news that she was checking herself into a facility to "reboot" after a busy work year
Paris Jackson showed off some new ink honoring Led Zeppelin early Tuesday morning, just weeks after PEOPLE broke the news that she was checking herself into a facility to “reboot” after a busy work year.
On Twitter and her Instagram story, Michael Jackson’s only daughter, 20, posted a picture of the back of her right arm with four symbols honoring the legendary rock band’s untitled fourth album. They are Jimmy Page’s “Zoso,” John Paul Jones’ circle, Robert Plant’s feather, and John Bonham’s trinity.
Alongside the image of her new tats, which adds to her collection of more than 50, the star wrote, “was planning for a few months on just getting zoso but then i said f—k it and…”
Earlier this month, a source close to Jackson told PEOPLE that “after a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health.”
The insider continued: “She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her.”
The next day, Jackson herself confirmed the news.
“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!” she wrote in her first post on Instagram since Dec. 12, alongside a selfie of herself with a dog, in which the top of her face was cropped out.
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The singer has long struggled with her mental health, a source previously told PEOPLE.
“She has been battling depression and is electively seeking help. This isn’t the first time she’s sought professional treatment for her mental health and specifically depression,” the source explained.
The source then shared that the Jackson “has been growing distant from her loved ones.”
Still, no one forced her to get help, another source clarified.
“There wasn’t some big event that led to her seeking treatment,“ the source said. “This was 100 percent her own decision.“
Jackson, who has been open about her struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse in the past, was hospitalized in 2013 after attempting suicide, she previously revealed during an interview with Rolling Stone in 2017.
“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,” Jackson — who ended up seeking treatment at a residential therapy program — told the outlet.
Last April, she also hit back at reports claiming she was out of control. “So apparently people think I’m about to die,” she said, referencing a Page Six report claiming she was headed for a “serious meltdown.”
“My therapist texted me about it laughing though, so that’s good. So I guess to the family members that are talking to all of these news outlets saying they’re worried for me: When is the last time you called me?”
Jackson’s new tattoos also come shortly after the premiere of documentary Leaving Neverland, a four-hour exposé, which will air on HBO this spring, that centers around claims from James Safechuck and Wade Robson, both of whom say they endured years of the pop star’s inappropriate behavior and manipulation. The Jackson family has repeatedly denied both men’s claims.