Prince Michael Jackson Cancels TV Appearance After Sister Paris Jackson’s Reported Suicide Attempt
Prince Michael Jackson canceled a scheduled television appearance on Thursday, a day after his sister Paris Jackson reportedly attempted suicide.
Prince Michael, son of the late Michael Jackson, was scheduled to travel to Mallorca, Spain, on Thursday to participate in the summer edition of German game show Wetten, Dass…? (Wanna Bet?). He was taking the place of his sister, who was originally scheduled to appear on the show. Prince, 16, opted out after hearing about his sister’s hospitalization.
Silke Blömer, a spokeswoman for the television station ZDF, which hosts Wetten, Dass…?, explained that the production team was in contact with Prince Michael’s management and were understanding of his cancellation. “Under these circumstances, we perfectly understand that Prince Michael prefers to stay close to his family. We wish Paris the strength and the power to recover soon,” Blömer told People.
Paris, 15, reportedly attempted suicide on Wednesday and was taken to the hospital. It was reported that her attempt included cutting one of her wrists and a possible overdose.
The episode of Wetten Dass…?, which will air on Saturday evening, includes other guests such as Gerard Butler and Pamela Anderson.