Owen Wilson Gets Candid About His Father’s Battle With Alzheimer’s Disease — Says ‘You’ve Got No Choice But To Accept It’

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How sad.

Owen Wilson is known for keeping his private life private.

However, in a rare moment of openness in a recent interview, the No Escape star discussed his father Robert A. Wilson‘s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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He shared:

“It’s one of those things where if somebody had said 10 years ago, when my dad and I were joking around, having a putting match, that this is the position your dad’s going to be in, where he basically needs 24-hour care, you’d think, ‘Gosh, I won’t be able to handle that. That’s just not possible.’ But it does happen. Such things just happen in life.”

Wow, what a candid answer.

We’re not surprised the 74-year-old’s disease has affected the way the funnyman’s views on family and health.

Owen even continued:

“You just have to do your best to deal with it. You’ve got no choice but to accept it. And then, you sort of still look for the things to be grateful for. He is at home, taken care of, and he has people around that love him.”

So sad. These times are never easy on a family but it appears the Zoolander actor’s handling this trying time with grace.

It probably helps that the A-lister is receiving constant support from his friends and family. He noted:

“You really see that when you have to deal with some bad luck, like what’s happened with my dad. People have supported my mother and done stuff and that’s so valuable. The great thing about feeling you’re a part of a community is how it sustains you.”

AH-Mazing. Remember, it takes a village, people!

Our thoughts are with the entire Wilson family during this time.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Aug 24, 2015 10:16am PST

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