It is now believed that after seeing pictures of Hudson and Dax Shepard kissing in a Los Angeles grocery store, Owen Wilson freaked out and tried to kill himself. The Daily Mail says:
His former lover Kate Hudson was caught affectionately kissing and cuddling her new boyfriend Dax Shepard, also a comedian, during an outing in Los Angeles. Now many in Hollywood are speculating that it was the sight of these photographs that tipped Wilson, one of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, over the edge. Friends have said that he had been deeply upset since splitting with the actress, the daughter of Goldie Hawn, shortly before Christmas last year. The couple, who met while filming You, Me And Dupree, had a six-month fling that ended Hudson’s marriage to actor Chris Robinson. Wilson ended the relationship with Miss Hudson but friends said he had been regretting the decision since she began dating Shephard, also a comedian. Wilson has not been seen with a new love since the split but has been a regular at parties at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy mansion.”
Poor fella. How awful it must have been for him to have seen these pictures then have to go back to his miserable life of being knuckle deep in Playboy Playmates every night. Man, life just isn’t fair sometimes.
Note: Please keep in mind that the cuts on Wilson’s wrist were superficial and he was released from the hospital the same day. He didn’t want to kill himself, he wanted attention. Kate Hudson reportedly left the set of her new movie in tears to go be with him. Man, what a smooth operator that Owen Wilson is.
Update: (Los Angeles – August 28, 2007) – “EXTRA” has obtained the Calls For Service report from the Santa Monica Police Department, which lists the reason for the 911 call from Owen Wilson’s house as an “attempted suicide.” The call was received on Sunday, August 26 at 12:08:16pm. The incident was “cleared” almost five hours later at 5:07:16pm. Source