Owen Wilson in suicide attempt


Owen Wilson was hospitalized this weekend in what The National Enquirer and Star Magazine are calling a suicide attempt. His brother Andrew is said to have found him at home with an empty bottle of pills and wrists that “were slashed superficially.”

Actor Owen Wilson was hospitalized after attempting suicide, sources tell the NATIONAL ENQUIRER and Star magazine exclusively.

Wilson was transported to St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica , Calif. on Sunday, August 26, by ambulance. Sources tell the ENQUIRER and Star that he sliced his left wrists and took an indeterminate amount of pills.

He was discovered by a family member who summoned help.

Police and an ambulance responded to a 911 call from Owen’s house around noon on Sunday.

His wrist was sutured and bandaged at the hospital.

The ENQUIRER and Star broke the story of Owen’s hospitalization earlier Sunday and revealed that he was being transferred from St. John’s after being stabilized. The publications learned that he was going to be detoxed.

Owen was brought in to St. John’s in very serious condition. Police were on the scene immediately as was a criminal defense attorney, believed to be working for Wilson. Some of Owen’s family was with him.

[From The National Enquirer]

Police confirmed that they responded to an emergency call at Wilson’s house at noon on Sunday and that the person they picked up is in stable condition at a hospital in LA. They would not state whether it was Wilson due to medical privacy laws.

Along with his brother Andrew, his other brother, Luke, is said to be with him at this difficult time.

The first thing I thought of when I heard this story was Kate Hudson. I know that she and Owen broke up months ago amid rumors that he couldn’t commit, and he might regret it.

His apparent suicide attempt might have nothing to do with his old relationship with Kate Hudson, but there’s article in this in week’s Star Magazine with pictures of Kate and her new boyfriend, Dax Shepherd. It’s titled “Kate & Daddy Dax” and shows Dax holding Kate’s three year-old son, Ryder, on a trip they recently took to Boston. They mention Owen unceremoniously and say Kate dumped him. Here’s the relevant part of the article:

Could these be the first of many family snapshots? Comedian Dax Shepherd, 32, flew to Boston and spent soem quality time with new love Kate Hudson, 28, and her son Ryder, 3, on Aug. 16! The cozy threesome was spotted touring the birthplace of the American Revolution while Kate was on break from filming Bachelor No. 2

If these pictures are any indication, Ryder looks to be in good hands. But then, Kurt Russel, who’s been like a father to Kate, did set the two up soon after she dumped Owen Wilson in May.

[From Star Magazine, print edition, September 3, 2007]

If Wilson still cares for Kate at all, it’s got to sting if he saw this article. It’s hard to know what happened between them, although they seemed to have an on-again off-again relationship and only went public toward the end, when Kate attended an after party for the film Owen made with his family, The Wendell Baker Story in mid May. His brother Andrew was quoted praising Kate at around that time. By early June, they had broken up.

Again, if Owen did attempt suicide there is no way to know why he was that distraught. The times in my life I’ve been the most depressed it’s either been about the death of a loved one or a lost relationship. His career seems to be going well as he’s got four films coming out next year, according to IMDB.

Thank goodness he’s ok and I hope that he’ll get effective treatment for his depression. He seems like a happy go lucky guy, but it just shows that he’s probably nothing like the characters he plays and that severe depression can happen to anyone.

If you or someone you love is considering suicide, please get help immediately. Here is a link to resources for help.

Owen Wilson is shown in the header photo on 6/18 after having dinner with Bruce Willis in Berlin. Thanks to WENN for the photo.

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