Kony 2012's Jason Russell Says Cause of Public Meltdown Was 'Brief Reactive Psychosis'

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Jason Russell, the man behind the charity Invisible Children as well as the viral Kony 2012 video, has finally disclosed why he had a very public meltdown in San Diego last week.

In a statement, his wife Danica said: "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."

On Thursday of last week, he was seen running around his San Diego neighborhood naked, and shouting obsceities. He was then detained and put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

The statement continued:

"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."
A few weeks ago, Jason was thrust into the spotlight after a video of him bashing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony went viral.
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  • Andrea

    bahaha i feel sorry for u ... the only thing they are going to help is to start a war in Uganda ..and thats the last thing Ugandans want .... go inform yourself better before makin any comments or donating to causes that dont even exist right now ...

  • courtneybaaaby

    are you fucking serious, your basically saying just forget, hes not bothering anyone anymore, dude he fucking have stolen so many kids, he makes the girls sex slaves and the boys kill people, even there own parents, he has killed thousands of people, and made the children kill hundreds of thousands of people, he needs to be stopped! so everyone go on his site and donate a couples of dollars a month, so they can afford the equipment to find joseph kony! its only a couple dollars a month! please! he needs to be stopped!

  • jazmin

    wow, way to kill the lets make kony famous. spirit.. lmao this is too funny

  • Krisenda Lilley
    Krisenda Lilley

    I feel bad for all of those that "support" Kony2012. The fact he pulled that stunt makes the whole "organization" look absolutely foolish. "brief reactive psychosis", really? Lets stop making fake medical names to cover people's stupid actions and start stating what it really is....being irresponsible. All Jason Russell did was make a video on a situation that stopped existing five years ago.

  • Debbie Tittle
    Debbie Tittle

    What a weenie.. lol. Oh and Kony is no longer even in Uganda.. and Ugandans have no idea why you'd bother now since he's no longer bothering them.

  • name

    Invisible Kony.Fix it. thanks