Owen Wilson has broken the silence about the struggle his father, Robert A. Wilson, has had with Alzheimer’s disease, and how incredibly hard it’s been on the family.
“It’s been a rough thing,” he said during an interview with the Dallas Morning News. “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,” he continued.
However, the Wedding Crashers actor still tries to look on the bright side of his father’s illness.
“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,” he said.
Wilson also admitted the profound effect his father has had on him and his brothers, Luke and Andrew Wilson, saying, “For me and my brothers, there just wasn’t a bigger influence on us. Maybe it sounds trite or something, but I really believe that his spirit gets carried on through me, the way I like to joke around.
Our thoughts go out to Owen Wilson and his family during this difficult time.