Owen Wilson's Suicide Attempt Likely Due To Split With Kate Hudson

Owen Wilson allegedly attempted to commit suicide over his split from Kate Hudson.

The Wedding Crashers star - who is currently recovering in hospital after he reportedly slashed his wrists and took a pill overdose - was said to be distraught when he saw pictures of his ex-girlfriend with her new man, Dax Shepherd.

Sources claim Owen then attempted to take his own life, with his elder brother finding him unconscious at Owen's Los Angeles home.

Witnesses said the 38-year-old actor was then wheeled out of the house on a stretcher with bandages on his wrists and taken to a nearby hospital.

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David Perel, editor-in-chief of America's National Enquirer magazine, said: "Owen Wilson has now been transferred to another Los Angeles area hospital. His elder brother Andrew and younger brother Luke are with him.

"Andrew found him after the suicide attempt and called an ambulance. Both of Owen's wrists were slashed superficially and Owen had taken an overdose of pills. He was found with a nearly empty bottle of pills next to him at his house."

The comic star also released a statement, saying: "I ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time."

Owen and Kate - who has a three-year-old son, Ryder, from her marriage to rocker Chris Robinson - split in June, after constantly arguing about Owen's wild behaviour.

Kate began dating Employee of the Month star Shepherd in July and sources claim she is smitten with him.

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Owen Wilson Did Not Attempt Suicide

Oscar-nominated film star Owen Wilson, best known for comedies like Wedding Crashers, sought time today to "heal in private" after media reports claimed he was hospitalized for a suicide attempt.

"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," Wilson, 38, said in a statement released to Reuters.

A fire department official in Santa Monica, California, a beachside community adjacent to Los Angeles, told Reuters that late yesterday firemen and police officers went to Wilson's home and transported a person to a local hospital where he was treated. The official declined to name Wilson.

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Various news reports said Wilson was transferred to Cedars Sinai Medical Centre in the Beverly Hills area, but hospital officials declined to comment, citing confidentiality.

Celebrity magazine People reported Wilson's brother Luke, who is also an actor, and other family members were seen at Cedars Sinai.

US tabloids Star magazine and National Enquirer cited unnamed sources as saying Wilson tried to commit suicide by cutting his wrist and taking drugs. Star said he was discovered by a family member, who called for help.

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Wilson's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, declined to elaborate on the actor's statement or discuss his medical condition.

Wilson, with long blonde hair and a crooked nose, is known for playing charming rascals, mostly in comedies. In Wedding Crashers, which grossed $US285 million ($A344.31 million) at global box offices, he and co-star Vince Vaughn portrayed two guys who show up uninvited at weddings in order to get dates.

The Texas-born actor recently starred in romantic comedy You, Me and Dupree playing a guy who moves into the home of his best friend and wreaks havoc on his friend's marriage.

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Wilson also has a serious side as a co-writer with his long-time friend, director Wes Anderson. The two paired up for 1994's low-budget film Bottle Rocket, about a trio of hapless friends who turn to crime only to find out it's not too cool.

Wilson and Anderson were nominated for a best original screenplay Oscar with 2002's offbeat comedy The Royal Tenenbaums, about a dysfunctional family.

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The actor stars in Anderson's new film, The Darjeeling Limited, premiering at the Venice Film Festival next week.

Wilson's career has varied widely and included independent films and big-budget movies like Starsky and Hutch, a remake of the 1970's TV show.

He also had a small role in recent hit Night at the Museum and was the voice of a car in animated Cars.

However reports streaming in shows that Owen Wilson did not attempt suicide, but it proves that in all likelihood, something did actually go down. More on this is being pieced and will be out soon.

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