Jake Lloyd Has Schizophrenia. Whoops.

Earlier in the week, the Internet had a goddamn field day making pod racing jokes after Jake Lloyd was arrested in a high-speed police chase. Turns out he’s been battling schizophrenia since he was 19. Oh no, Ani, weesa looka like assholes! TMZ reports:

‘Star Wars’ actor Jake Lloyd — who played Anakin Skywalker — suffers from schizophrenia, went off his meds and attacked his mother before his latest police run-in… TMZ has learned.
We’ve learned that the Indianapolis Metro Police Department was called on March 26 to report the assault. During her interview with cops, Lloyd’s mother, Lisa revealed Jake has schizophrenia and was off his meds.

Needless to say this is all George Lucas’ fault for putting an 8-year-old in a green screen dungeon and telling him to pretend monsters are chasing him in rocket cars, but I’m sure some of you are more concerned with why I feel bad about this, yet am totally fine writing Bertney Stories. And the answer’s simple, really- *dives out window*

Photo: Lucasfilm

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