Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine was reported missing this weekend by members of her family, after they were unable to contact her for a week.
"Katherine Jackson is reportedly with family members. Late Saturday night, a different family member reported that he was unable to speak to her and is concerned for her well-being," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement, adding that, "Deputies are continuing to make efforts to reach her and ask that she contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station."
Michael’s 14-year-old daughter Paris tweeted: "Yes, my grandmother is missing," the teen wrote. "I haven't spoken with her in a week [and] I want her home now."
The family's lawyer, Sandra Ribera, said Katherine flew from Calabasas to New Mexico on 15 July 2012 to attend a Jackson brothers concert but hasn't been heard from since.
"The kids were trying to get a hold of their grandmother and they haven't been able to reach her for almost a week," Ribera said. "They are told she's unavailable . . . I'm concerned that she's not safe," adding that Katherine "has never gone 24 hours without talking to her kids."
But Jermaine Jackson was quick to deny that anything was amiss.
"I want to reassure everyone (inc all sudden medical experts) that Mother is fine but is resting up in AZ on the orders of a doctor, not us," he wrote. "This is our mother and her health is paramount. We are not inventing or plotting anything. We are following doctor’s advice. Period."