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Russell Brand Says His British TV Show Was A "Cry For Help"

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Russell Brand says that he was so drugged out while filming his short-lived British TV show RE:Brand, he started to suffer from a "mental breakdown" and the show itself was a "cry for help."

He says he can't believe he was allowed to continue doing the show, which was notorious for crazy pranks like taking a bath with a homeless man and masturbating a gay man in a bathroom.

He adds:

"That entire show was probably a cry for help. I was a junkie when that show was on the air. Within two or three months of it ending, I was in rehab. That was the last dice throw of a desperate man. I t was less a cry for help than a mental breakdown on film. Jackass was a popular TV show at the time, and I was trying to do a psychological version of Jackass. When I watch it now, I still can't believe half of what I was doing."

Sounds pretty insane!

We're glad you got your act together, bb!

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59 comments to “Russell Brand Says His British TV Show Was A "Cry For Help"”

  1. 1

    Not surprising…this was all in his autobiography from 2 years ago or so

  2. Bren says – reply to this


    He's so gross

  3. 3

    A cry for help ?!? Why don't you get Susan Boyle to cry you a river … people WANT to see you give handjobs to homeless gay men in dank dirty public loo's. You're just not very watchable otherwise !!

  4. 4

    wow, all I can say is that Katy Perry must have a magic vajayjay to turn this manwhore into the poster boy for redemption!

  5. 5

    Can his pants get any tighter?

  6. 6

    charles manson the next generation

  7. 7

    Re: cripbabe111 – He got his act together before he met her.

  8. 8

    Re: cripbabe111 – Shades of Charlie Sheen. People said the same thing about Denise Richards when Charlie married her. Charlie himself is on record saying that Denise "changed" him. It's a great ego-boost for narcissistic women thinking they are so special that they change a man. And it's great for the men b/c they don't have to face the fact that they are comlete sleazes' and losers…but were just "lost" and "crying for help" until "the right girl came along". LOL!!
    What a farce. The truth is nobody can change anyone. Personalities are set by the age of 3 YEARS OLD. That early. Russell Brand, like Charlie Sheen, like countless people before and after them WILL NOT CHANGE LONG TERM. He will revert back to his mean in no time. In a couple of years or so…Russell Brand will go back to being the same old disgusting piece of crap he used to be…once the novely of being "good" has worn off. And it will, in no time. Katy Perry is stupid…and narcissistic to think she can change ANYONE. She'll learn.

  9. 9

    I remember that show. Russell looked all vulnerable and fragile. Breaks your heart watching it.

    Yeah, russell was on the straight and narrow by 2003.

    well… apart from having a lot of sex. But having a lot of sex is better that being a junkie and an alchoholic. :P

  10. 10

    Who is he and why is he famous?

  11. 11

    He may have been a junkie, but he was still pleasant, and a nice person on that show

  12. 12

    This guy is so talentless. Why does he continue to get any press-oh wait he is with Katy Perry, a world wide sensation in her own mind.

  13. 13

    masturbating a gay man in a bathroom but of course that does not make him gay. then again he is one butt ugly man so he might as well be straight.

  14. 14

    Re: My black circumcised baby! – Personalities are set by the time a person is 3 years old? Can you back that up with some kind of scientific documentation, or are you just all-knowing like that? So we should all just kill ourselves if we're over the age of 3 and we make some mistakes in our life? I'm probably not as smart as you are (lol), but I'm going to make the assertation that you're full of shit :)

  15. Lyns says – reply to this


    British TV is fucking crazy! Wow! Who would WATCH Russell Brand masturbating a man in the shower? On TV? What the hell? The entire entertainment industry in that country enables that kind of behavior! No wonder the craziest drug addicts that we hear about are BRITISH. Sorry, England, but it's all starting to come together here…

  16. 16

    …after the break up and he picks up the needle again I guess he will give hand jobs to the handicapped in toilets…just push their nappies to the side Russell…I'd watch that…

  17. 17

    Re: trailerparkroyalty – We all believe what we want to believe sweetheart. But if you want to see scientific proof, you're going to have to do the search yourself. I suggest Google Scholar.

  18. 18

    Hey, We're just a bit pissed that we used to be a powerful empire, Now we just want to intoxicate ourselves to death. Still, it make our culture more flourishing. Music, art, fashion, history, Rock n Roll. I wouldn't change England for the world.

  19. 19

    Ow just shut the hell up u people ;) I love love love this dude! so funny and very old skool punk rebbelion….

  20. 20

    I agree with Zzaby. :P

  21. 21

    He is so greasy looking like he is on a bunch of meth, he doesn't look like one that is sober.

  22. 22


  23. 23

    Re: My black circumcised baby!
    That's ridiculous, in so many ways. There is no way in hell your entire personality is built between the years 1-3. Sure, large aspects of them are developed by then, but personality is ever-changing and ever-morphing. It's not a static entity that can be set in stone. It's reactionary to its environment as well as self-motivated.

    Also, no one can change from how they were when they were three, EVER? Well, Jesus. If that's true, why don't you shoot yourself in the face now and save us your stupidity, darling.

  24. Kate! says – reply to this


    Re: My black circumcised baby! – Why are you so absolute?Of course people can change!I have a personal experience similar to that!And Russell has changed!I believe that!The fact that Russell is clean from drugs for more than 7 years doesn't show that he has changed?

  25. 25

    Re: renkae – According to most psychologists you basic personality is set at SIX NOT 1-3.

  26. 26

    I admire Russell because he doesn't afraid to admit the bad things he did at the past,even though he knows that will be criticized!
    I have read his book and I know many things about his life..that's why I get really upset when people judge him with not really know anything about him or they only know what the press wants to promote…
    Of course the press doesn't say much about his charitable profile or his recent visit to a school in Africa!

  27. 27

    Your personality may be an "addictive type" … but he's so caring and nice to everyone…

    There's nothing wrong with his personality… you can shift your addictions from women to your career and family. All that matters is that your heart is in the right place.

  28. 28

    Of course the press doesn't say much about his charitable profile or his recent visit to a school in Africa!

    Wow. This lot is so incredibly foul and stupid. He's a hateful media whore.

  29. 29

    If u look at the profiles and recent comments of all the haters, u will see that all their comments are full of hatred for all the celebs!It's funny!I feel sorry for those people!

  30. 30

    Russell is sincere regarding his past…I like that!That shows that he is willing to change!I love him!He is a great person!I know it!

  31. 31

    I recently watched the Nazi Boy one and thought he did a decent job of taking that little twerp down a peg or two.

    Russell is fabulous - Ponderland just makes me howl with laughter. I'm glad he's sorted himself out.

  32. 32

    I'm not really into katy's music, But I'm a huge fan of russell. The only thing I hate about him are those stupid tight pants he usually wears. Russell please loosen those pants and let your nuts breath.

  33. 33

    Why did he need to film a show to cry for help? Can't anyone admit they have a problem today?

  34. 34

    Damn he is FUGLY

  35. KBGD says – reply to this


    What bothers me is that Perez or Mario or whatever the fuck his name is has the worst double standards I've ever seen… I notice he is in support of this guy (and I like Russell) calling him bb (baby I guess that means), and he just finishes explaining all the crazy and disgusting things he did. Yet when it comes to Miley Cyrus doing something immature probably because she is young, she is shot down in flames and called all sorts of horrible names. You can see how one back scratches another with Perez and you can clearly see who's getting the 'happy ending' - the Katy Perry's and the like.

  36. 36

    this loser is such a fucking dork, just disappear please

  37. 37

    Re: lovekatyperry – I feel sorry for lame fans of that Bcup skank and her overrated micto tits living off of auto tine. LOWEST FORM OF LIFE.

  38. 38

    Re: KBGD – Agreed, what he's really saying is that he's now a poon hound and now a sanctimonious rehabilitated *unt because he could not just use Katy Payola Perry and her overrated saggy little B/C cups and flat ass or else his fledgling career in Hollywood might falter as he'd look like a narcissistic ass wipe to all the 16 and unders so he's going to act like a regretful, fake and cloying apologetic idiot who is "sorry" for why he's famous in the first place which is for being a culturally illiterate asswipe pretending to have a higher IQ than Johnny Knoxville so Katy padded bra Perry's right wing nut job Jesus freak parents won't have to worry about their douche bag daughter . This way he's also good for awhile until he's back to ordering up a some seriously big page three jugs, which after those sad, small things his fiancée has, he could really use.

  39. Peink says – reply to this


    once a junkie…always a junkie… hopefully katy doesn't have to deal with it

  40. 40

    he's got his act together cuz he hosts MTV awards shows and is engaged to katy perry? he was better off with the homeless man

  41. 41

    are we supposed to feel sorry for this fucktard? too bad he didn't DIE

  42. 42

    masturbating a gay man in the bathroom???

  43. 43

    Re: Trisha1Re: zzbaby – YAY!! someone who can see him for what he really is! The guy is genius! Feel sorry for all u humourless sad people……..

  44. 44

    Re: Trisha1 – LOL! Katy is lucky to have him! Talentless??? yeah ooooookaaaay!!! And you are SO talented right?

  45. 45

    this guy is sooo disgusting looking and not funny at all he s probably watching himsefl being a total idiot and insulting gay people and thinks oh i better say something,like oooohhh it was a"cry for help"well then he should've cried not wanke a guy off,anyway e is ugly,no beyond ugly he is disguisting looking and him and that ugly girl katty perry,if they,re still togheter since i don't folow this shit too much,are a perfect couple 2 uglies,bwhaa imagine their kids,oh god forbid,god forbid!!!!

  46. 46

    You say it like 'masterbating a gay man in a bathroom' is a bad thing…

  47. 47

    All together now EWwwwwwwwww

  48. 48

    Re: siiiiite – Jesus go and do an English degree you fuckwit!

  49. 49

    Re: DoubleECupMagus – hmmm….touchy….and you are….an asshole….

  50. 50

    Re: zzbaby – whatever. at least I listen to decent music and don't think some corporate pop music is punk like all the other idiots. You remind me of this katy perry type girl i saw on a reality TV show once who thought wearing a shirt from Sears that said "Punk Girl" on it with pink stripes was really "expressing her like individuality ya know." Punk and punk attitude apart from Green day and maybe one or two other acts is NEVER MAINSTREAM corporate shit pop like Katy Payola.

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  52. @v@ says – reply to this


    Those pants are a cry for help.

  53. 53

    Re: DoubleECupMagus – according to real punk green day isn´t punk as well….totally agree on what you´re saying….but i did not say I thought russel brand is from the six pistols or something….but I would say he def belongs to the cattegorie punk…Í´m not that girl belief me honeypop….I´m European so I know what I´m talking about…..

  54. 54

    LOL! FugFaced Morron "I had to turn to drugs cause I have so many mental problems, starting with my sexuality".
    Haha! God he's sooo ugly. He's face is just horrendous.
    Katy P's like "Oh, please let me have your baby so you could fuck em up as much as you are fuck up"!

  55. ReS says – reply to this


    Can't wait for his latest film, GetHimToTheGreek.net

  56. 56

    I love you, Russel! I can't wait to see your new movie, too.

  57. 57

    Hell yea Russell U THE MAN. i don't understand all these negative comments about Russell. The man is hilarious, and he's famous, so people, start accepting it because he's certainly here to stay. Get Him To The Greek is going to be absolutely wild and hysterical.

  58. 58

    Re: JRogue – Hell yea Russell U THE MAN. I don't understand the level of negative commentary about Russell. The man is hilarious, down to earth, and like it or not he's famous so he's here to stay - start accepting it. and Get Him To The Greek is going to be absolutely wild and hysterical. Bet it.

  59. 59

    gross his face is so0o fukd up