The Santa Monica police visited Owen Wilson's house over an attempted suicide bid, according to the department's police log.

The law-enforcement agency's Call for Service report, available online, shows that officers had attended to an attempted suicide
report at the 38-year-old actor's house on Sunday afternoon.

US magazine reports that the actor's brother, Luke Wilson, found Owen at home with a slit left wrist and claims that the actor had swallowed a large quantity of pills. There has been widespread speculation in the media that Wilson had tried to take his life after his break-up with actress Kate Hudson.

Yesterday, the Starsky And Hutch star asked the public to respect his privacy after being admitted to a hospital in Los Angeles.

A spokeswoman for the Cedars-Sinai medical centre, Cynthia Harding, said that the 38-year-old actor was "in good condition" but did not reveal why he had been hospitalised.

The actor said that he needed time to "heal in private".

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

The actor, who starred alongside Jackie Chan in Shanghai Noon, is currently filming the comedy Tropical Thunder. The film is being directed by his partner from Starsky and Hutch, Ben Stiller.

Wilson was nominated for an Oscar in 2002, when he competed in the best screenplay category for his work on The Royal Tenebaums.

29/08/2007 07:40:07