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KONY 2012's Jason Russell Diagnosed With 'Brief Reactive Psychosis' After Nude Meltdown.

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KONY 2012 co-founder Jason Russell, who sky-rocketed into notoriety two weeks ago when his documentary chronicling the war crimes of African rebel leader Joseph Kony went viral, caused enough more a media firestorm last week when he was arrested on the streets of San Diego, naked and apparently having some sort of breakdown!

However, despite rumors that this was alcohol or drug-fueled, his family has released a statement, claiming that he was actually suffering from 'brief reactive psychosis,' for which he is still seeking treatment.

The statement reads:

"We would, again, like to make it clear that Jason's incident was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body. The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration. Though new to us, the doctors say this is a common experience given the great mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in these last two weeks. Even for us, it's hard to understand the sudden transition from relative anonymity to worldwide attention - both raves and ridicules, in a matter of days. [Russell] will get better. He is, and will remain, under hospital care for a number of weeks; and after that, the recovery process could take months before he is fully able to step back into his role with Invisible Children. During that time, we will focus not on a speedy recovery, but a thorough one."

Well said!

And regardless of the cause, we're just glad he's getting the medical attention he clearly needs.

We sincerely hope that whatever is going on with this man can be treated without too much strain or difficulty.

You and your family are in our thoughts!

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18 comments to “KONY 2012's Jason Russell Diagnosed With 'Brief Reactive Psychosis' After Nude Meltdown.”



  1. 1

    the the most hypocrite country in the world overreacts again!!! what a loss of time with bs!



  2. 2

    but he has bigger issues than this. Something is up - you usually don't do this if you have no mental conditions. It is none of our business. I totally understand that. But come on - you want the world to know about this. I think he's hiding something…



  3. 3

    Geez these guys know how to spin things. It says, "..no way the result of drugs or alcohol IN HIS BODY…". Translation - it was not the drugs and alcohol in his system at the time, but the cumulative effect of extended heavy duty partying which resulted in exhaustion and dehydration. Why can't they just be honest?



  4. 4

    He didn't have any briefs on.



  5. 5

    Too bad they can't cure the gay



  6. 6

    I know that severe dehydration can bring about Psychoisis and hallucinations, exhaustion is still not a thing… I wish him the best



  7. 7

    Re: rosebud99 – I know they would rather people think he had psychosis instead of admit to the crap in his system? Mind boggling.



  8. 8

    Looking at the video on teee.emmm.zeee, he's obviously a closet flamer.



  9. 9

    I kinda knew something like this was gonna happen after I saw all the negative stuff on YouTube. He's probably this really nice guy who never underwent this amout of hate. Do you really expect to attack someone who's actually trying to do good and not have them break down? I feel really bad for him. B4 I saw his doc, I thought he was gay. And then when he acted out on the streets he gave out a gay vibe. Maybe he struggling with more than just the hate. IDK JMO.



  10. 10

    This Naked Ballet Dancer just needs to dump the wife/beard and get on with it.
    He needs to deal with the fact he is Gay!



  11. 11

    Is that what they are calling shit faced these days



  12. 12

    Re: trinigirl123 – He could be bi. I know a few bi guys who are slightly effiminate, and lean towards liking women more than men.



  13. 13

    YEAH RIGHT…….. I see people suffering from DEHYDRATION AND "MALE"-NUTRITION, naked on the side walk, jacking off SPLASHING semen everywhere, snapping his fingers, high as hell off some shit, closet homo (not thats it's anything wrong being GAY, but clearly MENTAL issues) shout about the devil and TOTALLY did a RUPAUL walk……ok, YEAH i would call that a bit more INSANE for my liking,……That performance deserve_____ 3 SNAPS & a SWIRL



  14. 14

    Dude is a drama queen with repression issues.



  15. 15

    Demi Moore went away for exhaustion, Sitatuion in rehab because he needs a rest, now this guy ran down the street naked and jacked off becuase he was tired and thirsty. THese people need to stop lying and start owning their behavior. You may be bat shit crazy but you were also high as kite and that is still no excuse for masturbating in public - even crazy homeless people know that is DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  16. 16

    Complete BS diagnosis. There is no way this would happen unless he were on something or already had a mental condition. At least this will most likely put an end to his organization ripping people off. No one is going to donate to his scam of a cause after this.



  17. 17

    oh please, how stupid do they think we are? he was wasted. what a bunch of bullshit. just own up to it and people may respect your honesty, and then perhaps you can salvage your organization's integrity. no one will give money to a blatant liar.



  18. 18

    Re: trinigirl123Re: Pretty Boys Are Forever – I know people who grew up with him and I've met his father. Jason was forced into straight-therapy by his father, after living in West Hollywood.
    He was forced into the closet and his marriage was basically arranged.
    I feel bad for the guy. his family is terrible and they run a terrible "Christian-based" theater business.