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New Jason Russell

THE NAKED MELTDOWN

From Up Close

3/20/2012 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



New Jason Russell video... the naked meltdownFrom far away, it was a naked man pounding the sidewalk in public -- now TMZ has obtained up close video of Jason Russell's meltdown ... complete with four-letter words ... and the devil.

In this new video, Russell can be heard ranting to himself, dropping F-bombs, clapping to no one in particular, and shouting about the devil. 

Russell was not arrested and won't be charged ... but he has been placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

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how lame    

He dyed his hair? The gay diva was really bursting to get out of whoever that is in the video.

762 days ago
17.

Cujeaux    

The swishy walk, the snap and wave.... definitely fem gay.

762 days ago
18.

big al    

This video leaves many questions unanswered. What I really want to know is how this man is married & what his wife thinks about seeing her husband high as a kite on PCP queening out naked in public. And if she still supports her earlier statement that he doesn't have a substance abuse problem. Or if she still supports him period. Any other time I've seen video of a person running around naked in public screaming about the devil he was under the influence of PCP. The extended footage I saw on youtube was hilarious because dude got his a$$ kicked!!! I wonder if these videos will come anywhere near the 80 million views that his Kony video got.

762 days ago
19.

EricsGirl    

This is really sad. I think he had a psychotic episode from all the stress of his life's work being attacked, coupled w/ the exhaustion, dehydration, etc. All of that together can make someone lose it. People think it's funny but it's not. They will get him well w/ medical intervention and then he'll have to deal w/ the aftermath of people condemning him further and the embarrassment he's caused. I have little hope in humanity when I see people making fun of someone who's having a really hard time. Thankfully he has people who love him.

762 days ago
20.

j    

I read this interesting thought from another commenter:

stephanie el

I know that some people would not know this but there are medications you must take before you go to Africa. One of them is called Mefloquine and this drug causes psychological damage for a short period of time and can be triggered months after returning. If you do not believe me look it up. I had a friend suffer from it and he was fine after a while. My friend went on a Mission trip and I am not sure how long after his return but I believe it may have been six months or so after his return when he suffered. Jason is probably suffering from this as well as the things his wife says. People this man has uncovered some important things and there is no need to drag him through the mud for simply educating us and being passionate about putting his education to action. His acts were more than likely due to the medications. There are multiple diseases in Africa that can kill you and he is considered a Hero in my eyes for risking his life to speak up for these children.

http://www.drugs.com/pro/mefloquine.html

Occasionally, more severe neuropsychiatric disorders have been reported such as: sensory and motor neuropathies (including paresthesia, tremor and ataxia), convulsions, agitation or restlessness,

anxiety, depression, mood swings,

panic attacks, memory impairment, confusion,

hallucinations, aggression, psychotic or paranoid

reactions and encephalopathy. Rare cases of suicidal ideation and suicide have been reported.

762 days ago
21.

feline    

I first i was not compassionate about this whole thing but now watching this i think they need to get together a team of pastors and rabbis and pray these demons away from him. This looks like voodoo.

762 days ago
22.

Lea    

The First thing that came to mind with him acting like this is a Voodoo Curse this is exactly why his white ass should have stayed out of their business!

762 days ago
23.

Finlay    

By the way guys... He has been taken to a mental institute. He's been suffering from malnutrition, exhaustion and dehydration. He obviously wouldn't act like this if he didn't have problems. He is a father! He has children and is a Christian man. Why on earth would he do this willingly! He needs help, not punishment. Because the Kony 2012 was of a personal nature, and a lot about his life was revealed, he has had a lot of abuse about this! The stress of answering questions from the press that were incredibly personal and sometimes were about his family is completely incomprehensible. He isn't in charge of Invisible Children, and this won't affect the Kony 2012 campaign.

762 days ago
24.

The Real JJ    

Wtf TMZ.... leave this man alone. He obviously was going through something to act like that. Konys people must have put some voodoo on the dude.

762 days ago
25.

JayAre686    

You totally hear him say, "iPhone, Siri *clap, clap, clap* yay!" This is effing insane.

762 days ago
26.

Lil' Kony    

He is so Faboulouth!

762 days ago
27.

Wait Wut    

YO JASON IM HAPPY FOR YOU AND IMMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT MEL GIBSON HAD THE BEST MENTAL BREAKDOWN OF ALL TIME

762 days ago
28.

Bruno    

Oddly enough I'm feeling for the guy and hope for him this is indeed drug-induced. Why? Because if this psychotic episode is drug-induced, the good news is: no more drugs, no more psychosis. Woohooh! Conversely, if there is no drugs involved, then I foresee a life-long struggle with therapy, meds, institutionalization and all that comes with mental disease. This or the guy comes out of the closet because, frankly, that would help him big time!

762 days ago
29.

Jackie    

Sissy acting...huh!!...is he trying to come out of the closet?!

762 days ago
30.

Brooke    

Drugs are bad, m'kay.

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