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Jason Russell

Naked Meltdown Blamed on

'Brief Reactive Psychosis'

3/21/2012 7:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jason Russell
's family has a statement on the "Kony 2012" founder's health ... claiming Russell was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis" following his naked meltdown ... and will remain hospitalized for several weeks.

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."

The statement continues, "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." 

TMZ posted the video last week ... showing a naked Russell ranting maniacally and slapping the pavement before cops detained him on a 5150 psychiatric hold last week.

Jason's family insists ... Russell "will get better" ... saying, "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."


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I'd do him.

946 days ago


Also: Drugs.

946 days ago


Seems like a great cause, but I still wonder how people/media would have reacted if lets say it were a conservative like the guy who exposed ACORN..Not this gracious I'm sure.

946 days ago


I call BS. Fatigue and dehydration does not make you go psychotic in the streets. Drugs will though.

946 days ago


I can't wait to see Christian Bale play him in the biopic.

946 days ago


They must really think people are dumb. They are trying to say that people that get thrust into the spotlight suddenly "commonly" have this... really? So the cast of Twilight that went from obscurity to superstars overnight all suffered with this also? Funny I didn't hear about it. How about all the musicians/rock stars that woke up one day and had a hit on the radio and were suddenly superstars, going from touring in a van one day to flying around the world first class the next week - they all ran around naked and masterbating in public? Funny, didn't hear about those either. Give it a rest. He tried some drugs for the first time, or is having issues with being secretly gay, and freaked. Admit it, get over it and move along. Idiots.

946 days ago


Where's your Messiah now, Godboy?

Chief Wiggum

946 days ago


There is a saying like this "Only one himself knows if the shoes match his feet or not “。If u really love her /him, money ain't nothing but a number for these loved-up A-Listers. My BF and I both think so! He is a banker .We met via ~~Rich Mingle ,,C0'M~~, a nice place for women and oldermen who have much money, ,Ever feel that you would best enjoy someone who is in your group? If u are really interested in it, maybe u wanna check it out or tell your friends.

946 days ago


That's this week's reason. That's cute.

How many other doctors does the family have lined up to come up with BS excuses for this d-bag???

946 days ago


It always seemed like some sort of mental breakdown to me. If it was drugs or alcohol the police (especially in San Diego) would have had no problem arresting and charging him no matter what he said. They didn't so I am more inclined to believe what the family is saying.

946 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It's new to them, but common. Um, okay.

946 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Too bad he put himself in a positioin where his family have to use a publicist to concoct a Hollywood-like story for what has happened to him. If he is stressed out by the attention that countless people have received suddenly in the technology and reality TV age then you can't convince me that he didn't already have screws loose in the first place. Sometimes when people do really ugly things that karma jumps up and slaps them hard and fast. Hopefully others that have thoughts of profiting off of the suffering of children and atrocities in Africa will think better of it.

946 days ago


What a bunch of BS. The guy's a loon. Normal people do NOT suffer from 'brief reactive psychosis' (whatever that made up condition is) from pimping their cause and trying to make as much money as possible.

Come to think of it, I see tons of people going apesh?t crazy, masturbating and flinging their poop when they obtain the smallest amount of fame. Remember what happened to Justin Bieber and that 'Friday' girl, Rebecca Black, when they achieved notoriety so quickly...

946 days ago


Unstable?? I've never even heard of this guy? Who is he,anyway??

946 days ago

northern gypsy    

hard to comprehend indeed !!! nothing "brief" about his prognosis and was verified but his lengthy recovery...i wish him and his supportive family all the best...

946 days ago
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