The biological mother of troubled teen Paris Jackson steered clear of the hospital where her daughter is recovering from an apparent suicide attempt because she could not handle the paparazzi scrum outside.

Michael Jackson's daughter was transferred to Ucla Medical Center, where her father was pronounced dead in 2009, late last week (ends07Jun13) following a medical emergency at her Calabasas, California home on Wednesday (05Jun13).

Family members visited the 15 year old over the weekend, but her mum Debbie Rowe stayed away, and now the famously press-shy former Mrs. Jackson explains why.

She tells U.S. news show Entertainment Tonight, "The reason I wasn't at Ucla was the damn paps (paparazzi) and people. The family needed a police escort to get out. Everybody needs to back off."