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Paris Jackson Clears Up Rumors About Entering Treatment

Paris Jackson - Instagram

Update: Since this story was originally published, Jackson has denied reports that she entered a treatment facility.

"The media is exaggerating per usual..." she wrote on Instagram. "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!"

The original story follows.

Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop singer Michael Jackson, is spending time in a treatment facility to focus on her emotional health, ET reports.

A source told the entertainment news outlet that Jackson "decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health."

The decision reportedly follows a busy year for Jackson, which included the death of her grandfather Joe Jackson last June, but sources told ET she’s excited to begin new projects when she leaves the treatment facility.

Paris Jackson
Jackson has spoken publicly about her mental health in the past.Paris Jackson - Instagram

It’s unclear where Jackson is staying during treatment.

In the past, Jackson has spoken candidly about living with mental health issues including depression and self harm. Jackson attended a special therapeutic high school in Utah, and she even opened up to Rolling Stone about attempting suicide at age 15.

"It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem," she told the magazine last year, "thinking that I couldn't do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore."

At the time, Jackson reflected that she "tried growing up too fast, and I wasn’t really that nice of a person."

"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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Jackson attended a therapeutic high school.Paris Jackson - Instagram

But Jackson also spoke out about "clickbait" news stories that she was entering rehab last August, saying someone had invented the story.

Just last month, she addressed rumors that she was addicted to drugs on social media, and called out gossip websites spreading the story.

"I’m traveling and working constantly and I’m very happy. That article was just heartbreaking, I’m sick of bull---- like this spreading like [wildfire]," she wrote on Twitter.

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Jackson has shut down past rumors that she was entering rehab.Paris Jackson - Instagram

"I’ve never once given the impression that i’m someone who likes to party, but they’re literally claiming I go out every single night," she added. "And because I’m an advocate for medical marijuana, they’re saying i’m a hardcore addict."

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

[H/T: ET, People]

We're hoping her time in treatment will be helpful for Paris.

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