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Owen Wilson Recalls How Older Brother Andrew Helped Him After 2007 Suicide Attempt

Owen Wilson Recalls How Older Brother Andrew Helped Him After 2007 Suicide Attempt

Owen Wilson is sharing some rare comments about his past struggles.

In a new interview, the 52-year-old Loki actor recalled how his older brother Andrew was right there by his side after he attempted suicide back in 2007.

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In his Esquire cover story, journalist Ryan D’Agostino wrote that Owen “doesn’t talk much about” the dark time in his life, but did share that his older brother temporarily moved in with him to keep a close watch after Owen returned home from the hospital following his suicide attempt 14 years ago.

The journalist added that Andrew was “rising with him each morning and writing up little schedules for each day so that life seemed at first manageable and then, at some point, a long time later, actually good.”

Also in the interview, Owen recalled thinking about death a lot when he was younger.

“As a kid, there’s a lot of things that you think about. Death — that kind of landed with me when I was about 11,” Owen explained. “And I don’t remember ever talking with my parents about it.”

He continued, “Although I do remember one time saying to my dad — and I remember exactly where in the house — saying, ‘I worry about dying,’ and seeing my dad turn away and catch himself. And I was surprised to see that reaction. But who knows, maybe that was part of why I said it.”

Now, Owen says he’s in a “lucky place” of optimism.

“I’ve been in sort of a lucky place of feeling pretty appreciative of things. 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,” Owen shared. “I’ve just felt — yeah. Feeling pretty grateful. Well, grateful’s one of those words that get used all the time. Appreciative. Of, you know, stuff.”

If you missed it, Owen Wilson recently addressed rumors that one of his biggest movies is getting a sequel.

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