Wilson didn’t overdose

Owen WilsonContrary to earlier reports, Owen Wilson did not take an overdose of drugs, his attorney told Access Hollywood. He also clarified that Wilson did not have his stomach pumped. He confirmed that the actor had been taking antidepressants, but believes there were no other drugs in his system at the time of the incident, which has been confirmed as a suicide attempt. Wilson slit his wrists and was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after a 911 call was made from his home. The Santa Monica City’s Attorney’s office has announced the 911 call will not be released to the media, because they don’t want people to feel reluctant to call in an emergency for fear that it may be heard in public at a later date.

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  1. Mookie • August 31, 2007 @ 10:22 AM

    He needs to get a grip!!!

  2. Anonymous • August 31, 2007 @ 12:54 PM

    Life is what you make of it, he’s a big time movie star. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem; tomorow is another day.

  3. Anonymous • September 3, 2007 @ 4:38 PM

    To the above person…Mr. Wilson has been lucky enough in his life to be put on a pedestal by the Public at large…he has been fortunate in ways that REAL people don’t even get a chance to savour…it’s unfortunate that he has hit a rough patch…but so have the rest of us…some of us don’t have handlers that enable us to get help in POSH country clubs/quickie rehab joints…the rest of us just have to deal with life….maybe Mr. Wilson’s life just got a little bit more ‘REAL’, and now he has to handle it just like the rest of us…I don’t think we are being insensitive by notcrying over his problems…let him step into MY life for a day! I hope he recovers well, but I won’t cry for his rich and famous ass!

  4. Gremikin • September 4, 2007 @ 5:54 PM

    Jumping into the above conversation…

    I doubt that wanting to kill yourself would be caused by a simple ‘rough patch’. There are lots of social pressures on movie stars–how would you feel if you weren’t allowed even a moment of privacy with a loved one without a camera flashing in your face?
    I haven’t ever contemplated suicide, but I know how it is to be deeply depressed. It’s hard to ask for any help because you feel very isolated.
    I don’t even understand why movie stars are so famous–they’re just actors. Nobody ever goes crazy over the people who work at the Stratford Theatre. The public should worry about their own lives instead of obssessively staring at other people, then stuff like this wouldn’t happen. Celebrities aren’t even very interesting people; I’ve read many stories of extraordinary human beings who have done truly amazing things (like Don and Dana Starkell, who paddled 12 000 from Winnipeg to the amazon in a canoe) and nobody recognizes them at all. Stupid celebrity magazines breed bubbleheads.

  5. Shazam Says!!!! • September 8, 2007 @ 8:20 PM

    PREACH ON MY BROTHER(or sister- your name doesn’t imply gender. Nobody is worth taking your life for.

  6. Bethopea • July 31, 2008 @ 7:29 PM

    It is Human Nature – I see it as people using the movies (and actors) in order to escape from real life, and that is why people obsess over actors. And I think we need to remind ourselves that they are individuals, individuals who play roles, and it is the roles they play as actors that we obsess over, not necessarily the actors themselves. We also forget about ALL the other people who have just as important roles in creating the films.

    Why not make scientists as famous as actors, how come other professions such as scientific researcher, teacher, or police are not paid as much as movie stars?
    Because people in general like quick fixes, and that is what movies give us, a quick fix that evokes some emotion, some retreat from ‘common life’.

    I am not against seeing a movie once in a while, or even becoming an actor myself. I just think people put way too much importance on acting as opposed to jobs just as if not more important…But really I do not see the point of obsessing over the lives of anyone – be them Dr, actor, or even a mother…

    Let’s try to be creative with our own lives so as we do not obsess over a perfect strangers…that is just creepy in my opinion.

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