Drugs, Friend Could Have Influenced Owen
People close to Owen Wilson say his suicide attempt was long coming.
Aug. 29, 2007 — -- An addiction to cocaine and heroin may have led to Owen Wilson's Sunday suicide attempt, according to a report in Us Weekly magazine.
Us Weekly reports that the actor's friends were "all too aware" of his struggles with the drugs and depression, although a representative for Wilson denied he has ever used cocaine or heroin.
Rock star Courtney Love told the magazine that she blames Wilson's problems on one of his friends, British actor Steve Coogan, whose raucous lifestyle "could have been partly responsible" for Wilson's breakdown.
Us Weekly also reports that Wilson went to a Santa Monica church Aug. 23, three days before his suicide attempt, suggesting he may have been seeking spiritual guidance.
A "Calls for Service" report from the Santa Monica Police Department confirms that Wilson tried to commit suicide Sunday.
In the report, obtained by the syndicated entertainment show "Extra," the reason for the 911 call from the actor's house is listed as an "attempted suicide." The call was received Sunday at 12:08:16 p.m. The incident was "cleared" almost five hours later at 5:07:16 p.m.
A source who is purportedly close to Wilson also confirmed that the actor attempted suicide over the weekend, according to "Extra."
The unnamed source told "Extra" that Wilson has been depressed for the last few months, but insisted it is not over a broken relationship. The source also said that Wilson's brother actor Luke Wilson found him and that Wilson's family and friends are shocked.
Police and paramedics responded to a call at Wilson's home Sunday, and Wilson was reportedly transported to a local hospital.
Wilson released a statement to the media Monday asking that he be left alone after being hospitalized.
"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," Wilson said in a statement issued to celebrity news outlet TMZ.com.
The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles confirmed Monday that Wilson was admitted to the hospital Sunday night. A spokesperson told "Extra" that the actor is in "good condition."
According to reports in Star magazine and the National Enquirer, Wilson was transported by paramedics on Sunday to a California hospital after a possible suicide attempt.
The Santa Monica Police Department issued a statement Sunday saying it made a joint response with fire department paramedics to a medical aid call at Wilson's Santa Monica address.
"A person was transported to a local hospital where they are being treated," the release stated. "Due to HIPAA medical privacy laws, no further information is being released."
But Star magazine and the National Enquirer jointly reported Sunday night that Wilson, the star of popular comedies including "Wedding Crashers" and "You, Me and Dupree," had slit his left wrist and taken unidentified pills in an attempt to kill himself.
Wilson was transported to Saint John's Health Center after being discovered by a family member who called 911, the publications reported.
"Entertainment Tonight" reported that the actor was transferred to Cedars-Sinai to receive detoxification treatment. Wilson's actor-brother Luke was seen leaving the Beverly Hills treatment center.
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