Paramedics rushed Owen Wilson to the St. John’s Health Center yesterday after his brother, Andrew Wilson, found him near-comatose from an overdose of pills, with superficial cuts to both wrists in what is believed to be a suicide attempt. OK! reports:
OK! can confirm that a 911 call was placed from Owen’s home at 11:59 AM. Paramedics then alerted the Santa Monica Police Department. “Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded at 12:10 PM,” 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 St. John’s Health Center, where Wilson was initially taken. By 4:15 PM, 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.”
Man, I’ve completely lost all respect for Owen Wilson. Nobody likes a quitter, so if he’s committed to suicide he should take a little more pride in his work. He’ll never get anywhere with this attitude.
Owen went for a swim a few months ago:
Update: (Los Angeles – August 27, 2007) – “EXTRA” spoke with the publicist for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles who confirms that Owen Wilson was brought in last night and that he is in “good condition.” Source
Update II: Owen Wilson gave the following statement to TMZ which doesn’t deny the suicide attempt: “I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” Source