Owen WIlson Asks for Privacy Following Hospitalization


Aug. 27 2007, Published 10:13 a.m. ET

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Superhot actor and Oscar-nominated screenwriter was hospitalized Aug. 26 in what has been reported as a shocking suicide attempt. The 38-year-old star was at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., when his older brother, writer , found him near-comatose from an overdose of pills, with superficial cuts to both wrists, the National Enquirer is reporting.

In a statement released by his publicist, Owen has asked "that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."

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While the details remain sketchy, OK! can confirm that a 911 call was placed from Owen's home at 11:59 a.m. Paramedics then alerted the Santa Monica Police Department. "Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded at 12:10 p.m.," Watch Commander Sgt. Steiner tells OK!, adding that "a person was transported from the 900 block of 23rd St. to a local hospital." Wilson lives on that block, which, coincidentally, is walking distance to Saint John's Health Center, where Wilson was initially taken.


By 4:15 p.m., Wilson had been stabilized and was transferred by ambulance to the bigger Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 20 minutes away.

A neighbor of Owen tells OK! that he'd seemed well recently and had just returned from a family trip to Colorado but was also "up and down a lot" lately. OK! can also confirm that Andrew was joined by younger brother at Cedars-Sinai, where Owen's best friend, Wedding Crashers co-star , was also spotted entering.

In May, Owen ended his headline-making relationship with , who he met on the set of their 2006 film You, Me and Dupree.

His next movie, The Darjeeling Limited, which reunites him with his Royal Tenenbaums director and co-writer , is set to open The New York Film Festival on Sept. 28 before its wider release in November. Owen also recently signed on to star opposite in Marley & Me, which is scheduled to start shooting late September.


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