09/01/2007 AT 07:05 PM EDT
Less than a week after his suicide attempt, Owen Wilson
is back at home – and being watched around the clock.
"Owen is in bad mental shape but said he is thankful to be alive," says a source close to the actor, who had returned to his Santa Monica home on Saturday. "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."
Wilson's rep declined to comment.
Wilson, 38, was hospitalized Aug. 26 after what a police log
called an "attempt suicide." He spent the next several days at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with constant visits from brothers Andrew and Luke Wilson, his parents and such friends as Wes Anderson and Woody Harrelson.
Wilson, who had been due to begin promoting his next film, The Darjeeling Limited
at the Venice Film Festival this week, also dropped out
of his next movie project, Tropic Thunder
. The comedy was set to begin shooting this month, and would have paired Wilson with longtime pal Ben Stiller.
Reporting by LINDA MARX and HOWARD BREUER