I’ve been getting a few emails requesting an Owen Wilson update…and for those of you who don’t know what happened…Owen Wilson tried to take his own life by slitting his wrists this past Sunday when he was found by his brother in his Santa Monica home. There have been so many allegations regarding his depression, such as: his heroin and coke addiction, hanging with the wrong crowd, his break-up with Kate Hudson and seeing her with a new guy…everyone has a theory, and everyone has been sharing it in the tabloids. Ah, friends. They can really make life worth taking living sometimes, eh?
Who really knows what the cause of his depression is? He obviously had hit rock bottom. The good news is that he is in stable condition at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and has just dropped out of his next movie, Tropic Thunder, directed by Ben Stiller starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jack Black . He didn’t have a big part in the film, but he was scheduled to shoot next week…and unless his sutures heal in his head and wrists…personally I’m glad that he’s not doing the movie. We’ve already sat through Dodgeball and every other paint by numbers comedy Ben Stiller’s put together. One more and I might be sitting in a hospital soon.
But, let’s look back on some irony:
-In 2001, Owen co-wrote a scene in film “The Royal Tenenbaums” where his brother Luke Wilson attempts suicide.
-In his current film, “The Darjeeling Limited” that’s set to screen at the Venice Film Festival, before opening at the New York Film Festival Sept. 28th; he plays a character that attempts suicide.
-In 2003, he teamed up with Jackie Chan for a really dumb movie called Shanghai Noon.
That doesn’t fit here, but wouldn’t it be cute if he imitated that plot and started hanging around Jackie Chan? Who’d wanna kill themselves with that little bundle of positive energy at their side? Name a better Wii opponent and I’ll give you a dollar.
Time to bring in the big guns.
Who knew that Owen Wilson had the sad clown syndrome? Sad. I know that we’re all waiting for his comeback and we wish him a speedy recovery. For God sakes Owen…PULL IT TOGETHER. I kind of think your crooked nose is cute, so stop snorting things up it and make me laugh!