More On Why Owen Wilson Chose To Try And Cash It In

August 28th, 2007 // 27 Comments


I know I have a heart now because I used to find this sandy-haired crooknose really irritating, but now I feel sorry for his ass. Let’s all send positive thoughts his way. It’s a tough world out there and sometimes checking out seems like the way to go for some people. But what about music, and laughter, and good times, and hot guys? They’re there! Stay strong, Owen. And to your credit, I did like the scene in “Meet The Parents” where you told them you built the gazebo for “JC”. That was pretty funny. Anyway, details are emerging on what might have led to the meltdown. Apparently, Owen’s struggled with depression for years and he had a dust-up with a close friend that might have made him go kazoo.

The otherwise affable Owen, reports the New York Post, went off the deep end Sunday just after noon, and just after a “vicious quarrel with an unidentified friend.” He was discovered at home by a “stunned family member,” says the Post.

Another theory is that his break-up with Kate Hudson might have been on his mind. She ain’t worth wasting the pills on, dude. But apparently this whole thing has her freaked out. Keep reading.

A source tells E! Online’s Planet Gossip Show cohost Tina Dirmann that the Kate Hudson breakup hit Owen really hard and he seemed to “fall into a funk” afterward. “In fact, we weren’t even sure if that’s why he seemed kind of down, because he just didn’t open up,” says the source. “But we assumed it was part of whatever he was dealing with, because that’s when he seemed to kind of change.”

Kate Hudson’s beside herself over the whole incident according to sources. She’s filming a movie here in Boston and she was all upset.

A distraught-looking Kate Hudson was whisked off the set of “Bachelor No. 2″ in Chinatown yesterday after word broke that her ex-boyfriend, “Wedding Crashers” star Owen Wilson, may have attempted suicide on the Left Coast.

“She looked upset,” said Someone Who Was There. “She was on the phone, pacing back and forth. Then her handlers came out, and covered her with an umbrella, and she was ushered into a white SUV and she took off.”

Well bitch you don’t ride a man out of your marriage and then leave him by the side of the road! When you date a funny guy, keep in mind that they’re usually the most depressed. Especially funny people who want to be on the silver screen and in front of audiences. Those people are just emotional black holes that can’t be filled. The less funny you are, the more stable. So I advise all of you to date guys and girls who are into watching a lot of CNN and wear cullottes, and like to watch birds. They won’t try to end it.

By J. Harvey

  1. totally agree. This whole story is making me sad. Owen Wilson is too funny and good to be so depressed.

  2. T-Bone

    Did Kate leave Owen or did Owen leave Kate? Was never clear on that one.

    Anyways, sounds like he had been dealing with depression for a LONG time. Too bad, because there’s a TON of help out there for depression.

  3. Zekers

    …but we might try and end it if we have to date CNN watching, coulotte-wearing birdwatchers J.!

  4. Cullottes Lover

    J, you are the most hilarious ever! Where are my culottes!!!????!!!

  5. Margaret

    Lay off Kate. She had nothing to do with this, but I’m sure she feels guilty. That’s the way women are. Owen has had problems for a long time. Just look at some of his very erratic behavior.

  6. Snaggletooth

    Yeah let’s feel sorry for a multi millionaire actor who has fame, fortune, and the world practically at his feet. Suicide is a coward’s way out. Period. There are people in third world countries, hell even in out own country who HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING and still manage to push on with life. I feel absolutely no pitty for this guy.

  7. dumpling

    Snaggletooth, fame and fortune really have very little to do with it. If a person has clinical depression, then he/she has clinical depression. Should you feel sorry for Owen Wilson? Well, that’s up to you. But he’s obviously got deep problems that can’t be helped by being a “multi-millionaire actor.”

  8. what erratic behavior . Kate seems like a whore. Her husband was not bad for her the age difference between owen and him was like 2-4 years not that significant. She just like ssame type of guys for short period of ti me.

  9. T-Bone

    Um Snaggle – depression doesn’t give a sh*t how much money or fame you have.

  10. sheesh

    Right! I hate it when people have to always make comparisons between other people and themselves. Unsuccessful people have trouble feeling sorry for other people because they are so wrapped up in themselves. Self-centered. On the other hand, they also get jealous when they see people get something good that they don’t have.

    Everybody has problems. Stop thinking that you’re the only one who should have them because you’re not rich like Owen is.

  11. T-Bone

    Bottom line is that if Owen were dying from diabetes, everyone would support him and feel for him. But mental health has such stigma attached to it, that people have no sympathy. Ridiculous! Mental health issues ARE JUST as serious as medical conditions. Like medical conditions, some require treatment and some don’t. Untreated depression can kill just as quickly as untreated diabetes.

  12. joan durtz

    Suicide is selfish, period! If everyone around him knew of his depression for years they should have gotten off of their arses and tried to help him sooner. I am so tired of Hollywood sob stories. Basically, what it comes down to is that – no one wants to help a man when he’s down. He knew he was depressed. Get help!

  13. nica

    Depression is a horrible emotion. I hope he can find the help he needs. Just wish he had tried to find it sooner.

    As for the funny, depressed guy or the serious, CNN watching guy, let’s hope there is a happy medium. The one watching CNN ALL THE TIME, can push you over the edge.

  14. jason

    clearly, joan and snaggletooth have never suffered from depression. my grandfather committed suicide and he was neither a coward nor a selfish person. what he was was severly clinically depressed. so ill that the only way out seemed to end his life. i hope that someday you both experience severe, crippling depression.

  15. nastybugger

    joan durtz said:

    Suicide is selfish, period! If everyone around him knew of his depression for years they should have gotten off of their arses and tried to help him sooner. I am so tired of Hollywood sob stories. Basically, what it comes down to is that – no one wants to help a man when he’s down. He knew he was depressed. Get help!

    clearly, joan, you’ve never been depressed or had a loved-one that was depressed.

    no matter how many people “get off their arses and try to help”, the depressed person WON’T do anything about it until THEY are ready to accept the help.

    it’s easy to say “get help” but, in reality, it’s not so easy to do. you can’t force someone to get help (or get committed) until they’re ready or until you can prove that they’re a danger to themselves or to others.

  16. Jeanie

    Suicide is extremely selfish, but most people who attempt it aren’t thinking about others at the time. It’s usually a sponteous decision. Most people who have attempted and failed suicide will tell you that they instantly regretted jumping, swallowing, cutting, etc. I’m glad he failed. I hope he gets help. I’m sure being the public eye is making him even more depressed though.

  17. Samantha Jones

    joan and snaggle would understand this a lot better if they had ever actually been through it themselves or with a family member or friend.

  18. Gurla

    I read the rumor that Owen Wilson is a closeted gay or bi-man and was going to be “outed” by a big time magazine next week. Hmmm…

    Other than Kate Hudson, I’ve never known of him to have a steady woman.

    What if he freaked about being “outed?”

    Grow a pair, Owen, and join the real world outside your closet. Otherwise you’re a phony and that’s not cool, man.

    Forget your troubles – be gay and happy! :)

  19. Joan Z.

    “Joan, suicide is selfish”

    People who are suicidal aren’t thinking about how their loved one will be hurt. Suicidal people are hurting and want to end their pain.

    All, if not most people in the world at some time in our lives experience feeling in the range of feeling down to outright clinical depression.

    None of us can judge what drove him to this point, but, it had to be very painful for him to resort to attempting to take his life.

    I pray that he finds the help to get through this and, never makes such a decision again.

  20. Snaggletooth

    Ummm Jason, before you go all high and mighty, 1.) My father and my uncle were killed by a drunk driver when i was 12. 2.) My mother turned to the bottle as a result of his death. 3.) Had to take care of my 2 younger siblings while my mother battled her own demons. And as shitty as my life has been i NEVER ONCE THOUGHT ABOUT SUICIDE. So please spare me. I know plenty about depression. But some people are just weaker than others like i said earlier. Suicide is the coward’s way out. Period.

  21. ciri

    It just goes to show, you can seem to have everything..and still focus your thoughts on negative things that bring you down. I hope Owen gets the help that will bring him back to feeling hopeful about life again.

  22. nastybugger

    snaggle, suicide has nothing to do with being a coward or being weak. it has to do with having no hope left. people who are clinically depressed or suffer from other mental illnesses can get to that point, where they feel there is absolutely no hope and no reason to go on living. not because “they can’t handle it” but because they think “why bother?”

    I’m sorry for the tragedies in your life, but clearly, you had the mental health to see that, despite your troubles, life was worth living. depressed people don’t have that.

  23. Zekers

    Well said nastybugger…

  24. AN

    This is totally unsubstantiated gossip, but I have heard that he is into the Hard stuff. Capital H if you know what I mean.

  25. Iannis

    I tottally agree with nastybugger in response to sanngletooth and I would like to thank her (him) for her (his)mature and educated mind. Just to add that I don;t understand why people with mental weakness who may be more prone to psychological disorders should be criticised negatively while others with physical disorder who get any kind of illness are easily offered a shoulder to cry on???
    I do understand that whether you have a mental or physical weakness you should do your best to improve the situation but it is time we should start treating people with psychological disorders with the same sympathy we show to those who suffer physical ilnness.

  26. perfection

    gurla..where did you get that rumor from..1st time I hear that..anyways he did have a steady relationship a while ago with sheryl crow..just to throw that in there

  27. GClooney

    I knew Owen Wilson was homo; he needs to come out of the closet.This “depressed” thing is a cover I know that he likes to be with men.

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