Wilson was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on August 26, 2007 after a reported suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home, confirmed by a Santa Monica Police Department log. Once stabilized at St. John’s, Wilson was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where his condition was initially described as serious, then later upgraded to good and stable condition.
On August 27, 2007, Wilson issued a statement: "I respectfully ask that the media allow me to receive care and heal in private during this difficult time." On August 29, 2007, Wilson dropped out of filming Tropic Thunder, being produced and starring his friend and frequent collaborator, Ben Stiller. He was brought home and is now under constant observation.