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Owen Wilson seen on RARE outing while running errands around Los Angeles

Oscar-nominated actor Owen Wilson was spotted in an all-white ensemble and navy baseball cap while running errands in Los Angeles last month. 

While holding a copy of The New Yorker and blue binder, the 52-year-old star wore a pair of dark aviator sunglasses and comfortable sneakers. 

The actor, who’s known for keeping a low profile, was spotted out and about after hosting Saturday Night Live’s season opener last week, which earned the show its lowest ratings to date. 

Rare sighting: Owen Wilson was spotted in an all-white ensemble and navy baseball cap while running errands in Los Angeles last month

Wilson stayed safe on his outing by covering up with a black face mask amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.   

While the rest of his accessorizes were neutral, he kept a cute avocado pop socket on the back of his phone. 

Although Wilson’s hosting debut on SNL was relatively well-received by television critics, it was the show’s lowest-rated episode to date, according to Nielsen.

Season 47’s premiere had a 0.92 rating among the sought-after 18–49 demographic and was seen by 4.9 million total viewers, meaning that only 0.92 percent of that group tuned in. 

However, the episode was the first to be live-streamed on NBC’s streaming app Peacock, which may have lowered Nielsen’s count of viewers.

It’s unclear that the poor viewership was an reaction to Wilson or the show’s content, as SNL’s ratings have been slipping for years, and ratings in general have plummeted during the coronavirus pandemic. 

While holding a copy of The New Yorker and blue binder, the 52-year-old star wore a pair of dark aviator sunglasses and comfortable sneakers

While holding a copy of The New Yorker and blue binder, the 52-year-old star wore a pair of dark aviator sunglasses and comfortable sneakers

 

 

In August ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week, Wilson credited his brother Andrew for helping his life become ‘manageable’ after he nearly took his own life 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.’  

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.’ 

Difficult: In August ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week, Wilson credited his brother Andrew (dar left) for helping his life become 'manageable' after he nearly took his own life in 2007

Difficult: In August ahead of National Suicide Prevention Week, Wilson credited his brother Andrew (dar left) for helping his life become ‘manageable’ after he nearly took his own life in 2007

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

‘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 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.’  

Doing much better: 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.' Seen in February 2019

Doing much better: 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.’ Seen in February 2019

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, three, with Varunie Vongsvirates, who has never met, but he does financially support his youngest child. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk