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Wilson plea over 'suicide' claims
Owen Wilson
Wilson starred in The Wedding Crashers, and You, Me & Dupree

Film star Owen Wilson has asked to be allowed to "heal in private" following news reports he was taken to hospital in Los Angeles after a suicide attempt.

"I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time," Wilson said in a statement.

A Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman told the AP news agency Wilson, 38, was in a "good condition".

No official reason has been given for Wilson's hospitalisation.

Hit comedies

Santa Monica police and fire department issued a statement saying that medical help was sent to Wilson's address in Santa Monica, on Sunday.

The statement said "a person" was taken to a local hospital, but did not provide any details.

Wilson's spokeswoman, Ina Treciokas, did not comment on the actor's statement or discuss his medical condition.

Wilson is regarded as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, having appeared in a string of hit comedies.

The Wedding Crashers, in which he and Vince Vaughn starred as two men who show up uninvited at weddings in order to get dates, grossed $285m (142m) at the global box office in 2005.

His other films include Starsky and Hutch, Zoolander, and You, Me and Dupree.

He was nominated for an Oscar in 2002 for his writing work on The Royal Tenenbaums. He also starred in the film with brother Luke Wilson and friend Ben Stiller.

Wilson currently has two films in production - Tropic Thunder, and Marley and Me, with Jennifer Aniston.

He was also due to travel to the Venice Film Festival next month for the premiere of his latest film, The Darjeeling Limited.

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