There's still been no official confirmation from the Wilson family that Owen Wilson tried to kill himself by taking an overdose of pills and slashing his wrist on Saturday, but the speculation is starting to look horribly accurate.
The Santa Monica Police Department phone logs show that a 911 call was made on Saturday for what's listed as a suicide attempt, reinforcing rumours that Owen Wilson's current hospital stay is down to an attempt to end his his life. But that hasn't answered the questions about why Owen Wilson – one of the most well-respected comedy actors around – would even attempt suicide in such an unnervingly out of the blue way. Some sources are suggesting that Owen Wilson attempted suicide after a fight with a close friend, while others are blaming the break-up of his relationship with Kate Hudson – but nobody is ruling out the notion that Owen Wilson tried to kill himself out of embarrassment after watching The Haunting again, either.
In a world that's full of celebrity suicide attempts – Britney Spears calling herself the Antichrist or Lindsay Lohan cutting at her wrists or Halle Berry gassing herself in a car or Tom Jones almost jumping in front of a train – news about Owen Wilson's apparent weekend suicide attempt was easily the most shocking. Leaving aside The Royal Tenembaums, the film that Owen Wilson co-wrote that includes one wrist-slashing suicide attempt scene and another scene of Owen Wilson taking too many drugs and crashing his car in a fit of depression, there were literally no signs whatsoever that Owen Wilson had any suicidal tendencies.
But then on Saturday Owen Wilson attempted suicide. At least that's what all the signs are pointing to – reports are rife that Owen Wilson was found by brother Luke Wilson lying with his left wrist slashed and an empty bottle of pills by his side. The world is still waiting for a suicide attempt confirmation from Owen Wilson or his representatives, but in the mean time it looks as if the Santa Monica Police Department 911 log book will suffice, as MTV reports:
The incident on Sunday afternoon that landed actor Owen Wilson in the hospital was called in to police as a suicide attempt, according to Santa Monica Police Department phone logs. According to the records, a call was received at 12:08 p.m. on Saturday for an incident listed as "attempt suicide." Wilson remains in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, according to spokeswoman Cynthia Harding.
So let's assume that the rumours are correct and Owen Wilson really did attempt suicide – the next logical question to ask would be why Owen Wilson tried to kill himself in the first place. Although nothing is even close to being anything but wildly unsubstantiated, some reports have noted that Owen Wilson was in some kind of vicious quarrel with a close friend right before the suicide attempt, while others have focused on the break-up of the relationship between Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson as a factor, not least because pictures of Kate Hudson smooching her new boyfriend were blasted across the media in the days leading up to Owen Wilson trying to take his own life.
We're sure the truth about this genuinely shocking incident will come out in the fullness of time, but it would seem unwise to write off the romantic pictures of Kate Hudson as a possible cause just yet. Not because Kate Hudson broke Owen Wilson's heart – he's never exactly been short of female attention as his premiere boobyflasher will attest – but because just the sight of her probably reminds Owen of You, Me And Dupree; and if that isn't a perfectly valid excuse for a suicide attempt, we don't know what is.