Whoa, this isn’t exactly the way to celebrate success.

Forgive me if I’m jaded, but I lived in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills specifically, way too long to appreciate hospitalization of instant celebrities as anything more than a PR means to avoid prosecution and losing everything.

Jezebel has further details, including Russell’s weird family fantasies that include having a baseball team of children with his wife.

Invisible Children’s CEO Ben Keesey released a statement through NBC:

“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalized yesterday suffering from exhaustion, dehydration, and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better. The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us, Jason especially, and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and his work have done so much to help so many, and we are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue. We will always love and support Jason, and we ask that you give his entire family privacy during this difficult time.”

TMZ reports that Russell has been hospitalized and is on a “5150 psychiatric hold.”

When the Kony video was first released, there was an incredible amount of dispute about Invisible Children, with people not sure what parts to embrace and what to scrutinize.

Boy, am I glad when I wrote about the trending Kony 2012 YouTube phenomenon I said I couldn’t vouch for Invisible Children, focusing on Kony and the LRA, but especially the activist model that pushed the film to go viral.

Russell will always have that.

As for Russell’s public drunkenness and lewd and lascivious behavior, activism is stressful, but taking on a war criminal and becoming an international sensation can obviously make you snap.