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Jackson's sister breaks silence

Janet and Paris Jackson
Jackson said she was 'really proud' of her niece Paris

In her first interview following Michael Jackson's sudden death in June, Janet Jackson has said that she has not watched any TV news since.

The singer, 43, told Harper's Bazaar magazine that continuous coverage in the US, "will drive you crazy", adding: "Not everyone is stone."

She also told the magazine she was "really proud" of niece Paris, who spoke at Jackson's memorial in the US.

Jackson's death, following a cardiac arrest, has been ruled as homicide.

In the interview, Janet Jackson reveals that she last saw her brother less than six weeks before he died.

"We had so much fun that day," she said, "We kept calling each other after and saying how great it was."

She was working on a film in Atlanta when she got the call that her brother had died and immediately returned to Los Angeles.

'Emotional eater'

Jackson also praises her mother, Katherine, saying: "I always wanted to have my mother's strength, but I didn't know if it was really there."

Jackson, who has battled weight problems in the past, also revealed she had turned to comfort-eating to cope.

She said: "I can be an emotional eater. Of late, I have been doing that, yes."

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Janet Jackson will perform a tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards on 13 September.

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