Owen Wilson Opens Up About Father’s Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Owen Wilson's dad is battling Alzheimer's disease
Owen Wilson's dad is battling Alzheimer's disease Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

So sad. Owen Wilson has revealed that his dad, Bob Wilson, is battling Alzheimer's disease.

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The Dallas-born star, 46, told the Dallas Morning News that his 74-year-old father's illness has been tough for the whole family to deal with.

"It’s been a rough thing," the No Escape star told the outlet. "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,'" he continued.

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"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 added.

Dad of two Wilson says his TV executive father is still the man he and brothers Luke, 43, and Andrew, 51, both actors, look up to more than anyone else.

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"For me and my brothers, there just wasn't a bigger influence on us," the Wedding Crashers actor told the newspaper.

Bob's wife, and the mother of the Wilson brothers, is photographer Laura Wilson.

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