Jason Russell's family has released statement on the Kony 2012 creator following his unbelievable naked meltdown Friday, claiming he was diagnosed with "brief reactive psychosis" after the fact and will remain hospitalized for several weeks.
The statement by Russell's family reads:
"We would, again, like to make it clear that the 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, doctors say it is a common experience given the mental, emotional and physical shock his body has gone through in the 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."Russell, whose Kony 2012 became a remarkable viral hit this month, was ranting maniacally and slapping the pavement, fully nude, before cops detained him.
He was placed on a 5150 psychiatric hold.
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."
We wish him a speedy and thorough recovery.