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Thursday, August 30, 2007

“Owen Wilson Suicide Attempt: Suicide Reports Depressingly Accurate”

posted by on August 30 at 9:56 AM


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.

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Dude, if she was your gf ang gtg and you blew it, you'd be feeling the same way.

Just sayin.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 30, 2007 10:06 AM

Taking a bunch of pills and slashing a wrist is not attempted suicide. I'm sorry, but it's not. People who want to kill themselves put a gun to their head and pull the trigger. This, this is just pathetic.

Suicide isn't a laughing matter, unless we're discussing Ecce Homo, but I really don't feel bad for Mr. Wilson. At all. Dudes got it all. No pity here.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 10:14 AM

@2 - I agree. It's sounds more like teen angst than suicide attempt. I wouldn't be surprised if he also goes out and gets a new piercing or tattoo.

Posted by Mahtli69 | August 30, 2007 10:18 AM

Geez, the man has asked for some privacy. I wish this hadn't been slogged.

Posted by D | August 30, 2007 10:20 AM

I don't get the totally unsympathetic attitude. It's not like mental illness is known for causing rational thought, or for avoiding people simply because they've got money or fame.

The idea that he's got nothing to feel bad about completely discounts the fact that depression can strike anyone, regardless of how well- or badly-off they are.

Posted by wench | August 30, 2007 10:50 AM


Yeah, I know. I would feel bad if I honestly thought he tried to kill himself. The only thing he tried to do was try to kill himself. He pulled it off. Now we can all feel sorry for him.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 10:53 AM

Screw you, Poe. What did he ever do to you? Go pick on someone who isn't in the hospital, you jerk.

You don't know this man, you don't know what he did (despite what you read on the internet) and even though he's famous, it's still none of your business.

Posted by me | August 30, 2007 10:58 AM

@5 (and @4): Thank you for having some basic sense and decency.

I sincerely wish I was so stupid that I couldn't understand why people try to kill themselves.

Posted by S | August 30, 2007 11:08 AM

He stole my bike.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 11:16 AM

@2 yeah. i usually agree. but then again, not everyone has a gun on hand when the thought pops in.

but suicide attempts have their place. if this is the only way he could communicate that he needed help, then it may have worked. it is selfish and unfair -- but so is successful suicide.

Posted by infrequent | August 30, 2007 11:26 AM

I still remember the day it dawned on me how shitty being a celebrity really is- I was watching some "When Paparazzi attack" show on E! and it made me sick to my stomach... just seeing how the bloodthirsty photographers and rabid fans can lead someone into isolation.

Sure the money seems great- Tommy Lee has a fucking Starbucks in his basement! But did you ever consider that he can't walk down to a real Starbucks without being harassed?

How do you know who your friends are, and who's attaching themselves to you like parasites for a glimmer of fame? It must be devastating to have someone (perhaps one of the rare few), whom you trust, completely desert you.

All I'm saying is I'll NEVER pursue fame, and I pity anyone who does in the hopes of some kind of validation for their lives.

Just be careful what you wish for.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 30, 2007 11:28 AM

"if this is the only way he could communicate that he needed help, then it may have worked. it is selfish and unfair -- but so is successful suicide."

You got a point, there.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 11:30 AM

So ... he finally saw You, Me, and Dupree?

Posted by louley | August 30, 2007 11:39 AM



Posted by Mr. Poe | August 30, 2007 11:42 AM

What is wrong with people and the media?

So, if he indeed attempted to commit suicide, the next logical question is most certainly not WHY?

The next logical question should be how much respect we should pay him and his family in keeping our distance!

Depression and attempted suicide is certainly not funny. And just because he's a celebrity who seemed to have everything going for him, doesn't somehow give us license to dig up every detail about what happened and splash it all around the globe.

Jeez, our society is fucked up some times...

Posted by Mickymse | August 30, 2007 12:02 PM

@2 Didn't learn from Royal Tenenbaums?

Posted by jhell | August 30, 2007 12:11 PM

as a guy who tried to TRY to commit suicide in a very similar manner, i have to say...


seriously, this is a symptom of needing attention or trying to make someone feel bad about "breaking your heart," or some such other nonsense. it was stupid when i did it, and it's stupid when a celebrity does it.

Posted by nucaligula | August 30, 2007 7:56 PM

I sincerely doubt this was anything having to do with a "broken heart". That's media bullshit trying to drum up something. It's doubtful he even had a relationship with whats-her-name.

Posted by whoa | August 31, 2007 1:49 AM

#11: That is spot on. There are some celebrities that are pretty much have to be in solitary confinement for the rest of their lives. That's why they're paid so much.

For example, someone like say, Mick Jagger, really can't go outside and definitely not by himself.

I think the best thing to be is an actor that is just somewhat famous so you can get parts, but don't have to fear for your life or reputation every day. Like, I'm sure Stanley Tucci just goes about his business, gets plenty of work, and doesn't have to deal with that crap.

Posted by yeah | August 31, 2007 1:54 AM

Really? Man, that sucks. And he's so totally smokin' hot...I'd do my best to try and "save" him, help him get over what's-her-name..."

(*sigh* I spend too much time around my brothers and guy pals.)

Seriously though, is it really a shock that fame, fortune, and the high life doesn't necessarily mean happiness and/or absence of pain? Hope he gets some help and people quickly fall off the schaudenfreude wagon.

Posted by Kaija | August 31, 2007 5:24 AM

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