Needs a new fillyOwen Wilson's problems are a lot deeper than a broken heart, and may actually have caused his break-up with Kate Hudson. According to a bombshell report (I love it when they call it that) in this week's Us Weekly and today's NY Daily News, Owen has struggled with heroin and cocaine addiction and depression in recent months. Like any other addict, this caused him to gravitate toward an unsavory crowd that was only too happy to help him along the path to destruction.
Owen's friends are quick to blame one Steve Coogan, a British actor notorious for hard drug abuse. He dated Courtney Love, and she dumped him, so you know he's gotta be baaad. Coogan was such a bad influence on Owen that Kate forbid Owen from seeing him; Owen's refusal to do so or to stop doing drugs ultimately led to their Memorial Day bust-up.
Sources say that buddy Woody Harrelson even tried to stage an intervention for Owen in Maui, where he tried to tough it out, but when he returned to Santa Monica his depression must have deepened to a point he thought he couldn't return from. Seeing Kate had moved on and is happy with Dax Shepard must have been a crushing blow, but friends say he also realized it was his own shortcomings that led to their break-up.
Currently rehabilitating at Cedars Sinai in LA, I hope Owen is able to get the monkey off his back and return to his glory as the one and only Butterscotch Stallion. He's just so damn cute when he wants to be, and needs to remember there will be life after Kate as he gallops off into the Malibu sunset.