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Owen Wilson Hired a $750-a-Day Sober Companion to Help Him Recover

September 12, 2007 04:49:39 GMT

Instead of going to rehab, Owen Wilson prefers to hire a $750-a-day sober companion to aid his recovery.


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Rehab is not the solution, that's according to troubled actor Owen Wilson. The hunk refused to check into rehab and was instead hiring a $750-a-day sober companion to help him recover. What's more, he also reportedly planning to take a trip out of town.

In Touch Weekly is the first to bring the news to public. The publication quoted a source as saying, Owen "doesn't think he really has a problem." The sober companion will stay by the actor's side 24/7. "Owen's sober companion will be traveling with him," the source added.

Owen was initially rushed to St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica on Sunday August 26th after an alleged suicide attempt and later on moved to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The actor had returned to his Santa Monica home on Saturday September 1st, less than a week after his suicide attempt, and is being kept under constant observation. "Owen is in bad mental shape but said he is thankful to be alive," a source close to the movie star confirmed in a statement. "He knows he came close to ending his life, and he is happy that he was saved from himself. He is basically at home with people watching him 24/7."

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