By Lanford Beard
March 16, 2012 at 09:13 PM EDT

Jason Russell, the creator of the Kony 2012 viral video movement, was reportedly hospitalized after San Diego police found him allegedly drunkenly masturbating in public and vandalizing cars yesterday, according to the Los Angeles Times. A spokesperson for the police told the Times that Russell was not arrested, but transported to a hospital for observation.

Ben Keesey, CEO of Invisible Children, issued this statement:

“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.”

Russell co-founded Invisible Children in 2004 after traveling to Uganda to film a documentary about the Ugandan guerrilla leader, who has become infamous for his brutal human-rights-violations. More recently, Russell has been successful in enlisting celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, and Jersey Shore‘s Vinny Guadagnino to speak out against Kony.

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