Jason Russell


Jason Russell's Kony 2012 documentary went viral in just a day, and his subsequent public breakdown happened almost as quickly.

The 33-year-old director and Invisible Children co-founder was detained by San Diego police last week when he was found naked and ranting irrationally in the street. His wife, Danica, quickly wanted to make it clear that the unfortunate incident was not a result of drug or alcohol abuse.

Earlier today, Jason's family released another update on his health, stating that he experienced "brief reactive psychosis, an acute state brought on by the 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," the statement reads. "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."

Jason's family would, "again, like to make it clear that [his] incident was in no way the result of drugs or alcohol," and assured well wishers he "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; 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."

The family has received "letters, cards, emails and videos of support" from around the world. And while many in Hollywood were quick to jump on the Kony 2012 bandwagon, most been radio silent about the organization since Jason's incident last week. Actress Kristen Bell, however, jumped to Jason's defense on Twitter. "Be human," she wrote a critic, along with a link to an empathetic Atlantic article about the situation. "Drop the stones."

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