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Owen Wilson credits his brother Andrew for helping him after his 2007 suicide attempt 

‘I’m feeling pretty grateful’: Owen Wilson credits his brother Andrew with helping his life become ‘manageable’ after his 2007 suicide attempt

  • The actor, 52, who has struggled with depression in the past, said his older sibling moved into his house and helped him learn how to plan his life
  • Owen was rushed to hospital in 2007 after being found by his younger brother Luke following the suicide attempt 
  • For confidential support in the UK – call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 
  • For confidential support in the US – call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255 

Owen Wilson has credited his brother Andrew for helping his life become ‘manageable’ after he attempted suicide.

The actor, 52, who has struggled with depression in the past, said his older sibling moved into his house and helped him learn how to plan his life after the harrowing incident in 2007.

Speaking to Esquire, Owen said he was ‘pretty grateful’ that Andrew stepped in to help because he has now learned that his life can be ‘good.’

Difficult: Owen Wilson, 52, has credited his brother Andrew (far left) for helping his life become ‘manageable’ after he attempted suicide (pictured with Andrew in 2007)

Owen, who was rushed to hospital after he was found by his brother Luke following his suicide attempt, told the publication that Andrew ‘stayed in the house with him.’ 

He added that he after that he would ‘rise with him each morning and write up little schedules for each day so that life seemed at first manageable and then, at some point, a long time later, actually good.’

The Marley and Me star added that he is now in a good place and ‘feeling pretty grateful.’ 

‘I’ve been in sort of a lucky place of feeling pretty appreciative of things,’ he said.

Important: The actor who has struggled with depression in the past, said his older sibling moved into his house and helped him learn how to plan his life after the incident in 2007

Important: The actor who has struggled with depression in the past, said his older sibling moved into his house and helped him learn how to plan his life after the incident in 2007

‘I know everything’s kind of up and down, but when you get on one of these waves, you’ve gotta ride it as long as you can… Feeling pretty grateful. Well, grateful’s one of those words that get used all the time. Appreciative. Of, you know, stuff.’

Owen has rarely discussed in 2007 suicide attempt, which happened at a time when the star was believed to be struggling with addictions to heroin and cocaine.

The star was rushed to St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica before being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being found by his brother Luke, who called an ambulance. 

In a statement released to TMZ at the time Owen said: ‘I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time.’ 

Tough: Speaking to Esquire, Owen said he was 'pretty grateful' that Andrew stepped in to help because he has now learned that his life can be 'good'

Tough: Speaking to Esquire, Owen said he was ‘pretty grateful’ that Andrew stepped in to help because he has now learned that his life can be ‘good’

Family: 'I know everything's kind of up and down, but when you get on one of these waves, you've gotta ride it as long as you can… Feeling pretty grateful,' he said

Family: ‘I know everything’s kind of up and down, but when you get on one of these waves, you’ve gotta ride it as long as you can… Feeling pretty grateful,’ he said

In recent weeks Owen has been starring in the Disney+ spin-off series Loki, and he is also set to appear in the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.

The French Dispatch marks the Independent Spirit Award winner’s 10th big-screen collaboration with the 50-year-old filmmaker dating back to his 1993 directorial debut Bottle Rocket co-starring his younger brother Luke.

The actor has two sons, Robert, 10, with ex Jade Duell, and Finn, seven, with Caroline Lindqvist.

Owen also has daughter Lyla Aranya, two, with Varunie Vongsvirates, who has never met, but he does financially support his youngest child. 

For confidential support in the UK – call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org. In the US call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.

Screen star: In recent weeks Owen has been starring in the Disney+ spin-off series Loki, and he is also set to appear in the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch

Screen star: In recent weeks Owen has been starring in the Disney+ spin-off series Loki, and he is also set to appear in the Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch

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