Owen Wilson has returned to his California home after an apparent suicide attempt, according to reports.

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New photos show him looking red-eyed and scraggly, but friends insist the actor, 38, is on the mend.

"Owen wishes he could be with us. We all miss having him," director and longtime Wilson collaborator Wes Anderson told reporters at the Venice Film Festival Monday. "He's doing very well."

Anderson is in Italy to hype his flick "The Darjeeling Limited," which co-stars Wilson as one of three brothers on a self-awakening tour of India.

Wilson's brother Andrew took him from the hospital to a medical exam before driving the actor back to his Santa Monica home Sunday night. They were joined there by brother Luke, according to the New York Post.

"Obviously he has been through a lot this week," said Anderson. "I can tell you he has been doing very well, he has been making us laugh," he said at a news conference to promote the film.

"When he is ready he's going to speak for himself much better than any of us could," the director said, asking that the actor's privacy be respected.

Wilson and Anderson have worked together for more than a decade, in pictures including "The Royal Tenenbaums."

Wilson was taken by ambulance to a hospital last week after police responded to a call about a suicide attempt at his Santa Monica home. The day after he was hospitalized, he issued a statement asking for privacy so he could "receive care and heal."

In "Darjeeling," Wilson plays a distraught man — bandaged throughout the film — who other characters imply has attempted suicide.

Wilson plays one of three brothers who haven't said a word to each other in a year and who take a train journey across India in an attempt to find themselves and their relationship again.

Adrien Brody, who plays one of the brothers, described how it was to work with Wilson on the set.

"Owen has a tremendous sense of humor and he's very mischievous," Brody told the news conference. "I would say it was a brotherly thing."

The cast also includes Jason Schwartzman, Anjelica Huston and Bill Murray.

After being hospitalized, Wilson dropped out of the upcoming DreamWorks movie, "Tropic Thunder," which was already in production in Hawaii.