4
| News |

Owen Wilson's "Attempted Suicide" is Everywhere This A.M.

^
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

If the National Enquirer and the Star are reporting it, then it must be true -- otherwise, why would it be on ABC News.com? They're all insisting that yesterday, Dallas' Owen Wilson was taken to a Los Angeles-area hospital, after he "slit his left wrist and [took] unidentified pills in an attempt to kill himself," reports ABC's site. (CBS is into it too.) Also making a contribution to this story: Entertainment Tonight, which says that after his release, Owen checked into Cedar-Sinai Hospital to detox, where brother Luke "was seen leaving." So it must be true.

In a curious sign the world has turned upside down this morning, TMZ.com is going, for now, with a far more subtle take: "TMZ has confirmed that Owen Wilson was taken to the hospital Sunday in Los Angeles." And the gossip site quotes only the Santa Monica Police Department's very general statement released yesterday: "On Sunday Aug. 26. 2007 at 12:10 PM, 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." --Robert Wilonsky

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.

 

Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.