Owen Wilson was reported in good condition Monday (August 27) after being taken to a hospital by paramedics over the weekend, according to The Associated Press.
Wilson “is here in good condition,” Cynthia Harding, a spokeswoman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, told the AP. The actor had initially been taken to St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica.
Wilson released the following statement Monday: “I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.” Several media outlets have claimed that Wilson attempted suicide, but those reports have yet to be substantiated.
On Sunday, the Santa Monica Police Department released the following statement: “On Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, at 12:10 p.m., officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to a medical assistance call from the Santa Monica Fire Department at the 900 block of 23rd Street. The person was transported to a local hospital where they are being treated.” No further information was provided, but People.com reported that the home is Owen Wilson’s residence. Members of Wilson’s family, including his brother Luke, have been reported visiting Cedars-Sinai.
Owen, 38, is the middle child of the Wilson brothers, all of whom act, frequently with each other. Earlier this year, eldest brother Andrew co-directed alongside Luke “The Wendell Baker Story,” a film in which Owen appeared.
Wilson, one of the most bankable comic actors working today, is best known for his roles in blockbuster comedies including “Wedding Crashers,” “You, Me and Dupree” and “Night at the Museum.” One of the most prolific leading men today, he has a bevy of upcoming projects in various stages of production, including the already completed “Drillbit Taylor” and “The Darjeeling Limited.”
The latter film, Wilson’s latest collaboration with friend and frequent collaborator Wes Anderson, is scheduled for release September 29. Wilson was scheduled to attend the film’s premiere next week at the Venice Film Festival. Wilson earned an Oscar nomination for his writing on an earlier Anderson effort in which he appeared, “The Royal Tenenbaums.”
Wilson is also scheduled to appear in the big 2008 summer comedy “Tropic Thunder” opposite “Night at the Museum” co-star Ben Stiller. MTV News recently spoke to that film’s co-writer Justin Theroux, who said they were still in the midst of shooting the film in Hawaii.
[This story was originally published at 12:45 p.m. ET on 08.27.2007]