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Some people deal with fame in different ways…KONYÂ filmmaker, Jason Russell had a meltdown last week (video below) that included nudity and public masturbation. Jason will has beenÂ hospitalizedÂ andÂ will remain there for a few more weeks.
“The preliminary diagnosis he received is called brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by extreme exhaustion, stress and dehydration,” wife Danica Russell said in her statement. “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.”
She said the “raves and ridicules” that followed the film’s online explosion have taken a toll on the entire family.
“Jason will get better. He has a long way to go, but we are confident that he will make a full recovery. He is, and will remain, under hospital care for a number of weeks,” she said. “After that, the recovery process could take months before he is fully able to step back into his role with Invisible Children.”
She reiterated her claim that the naked outburst was “in no way the result of drugs or alcohol in his body.”
Russell, 33, was detained by San Diego police late Thursday morning after passers-by reported a stripped-down male running around an intersection in Pacific Beach.
“Some calls stated that he was naked and masturbating, but officers did not see that,”Â Lt. Anda Brown with the San Diego Police, told the Daily News.
“He was seen interfering with traffic, banging his hands on the sidewalk and screaming incoherently,” she said, declining to identify Russell by name. “He was cooperative with officers when approached, but due to observations of his irrational and bizarre behavior, they felt the best course of action was to transport him for treatment.”
Via NY Daily News
Photo from NBC