Star Wars Actor - Jake Lloyd Has Schizophrenia, Car Chase, Jail

Another example of why staying on your treatment plan is a good idea:

and a recent photo from his jailing:

The 26 year old, who played a young Anakin Skywalker in 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was taken into custody in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday following a high speed chase with police, which ended when the actor crashed his car into trees.

Now his mum, Lisa, has gone public with Lloyd’s mental health issues, revealing he was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 19.

She claims her son had previously undergone professional treatment for the illness, but he has been on and off his medication in recent months and she is eager to get him back under doctors’ care once he is released from jail.

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More background here:

Video interview of when he was early in getting schizophrenia:

Not an awkward interview at all.

He obviously wasn’t having any issues at the time.

The awkwardness was coming from the interviewer. What a bunch of stupid questions those really were you know.

What a seriously stupid question, “Hey ladies, i was anakin skywalker, wanna go out?” Who the ■■■■ wouldn’t be frustrated at a question like that.


I see some of the confusion in his eyes that i had pre-diagnosis.

This interviewer is just antagonism him. It’s totally normal

that is sad really, he had potential. i hope he gets the help he needs.