You may have heard about Joaquin Phoenix's recent decision to retire from acting. Supposedly this decision was made in the wake of learning the guitar for his role as Johnny Cash in Walk the Line. Word was he wanted to "explore" his inner feelings through music.
Then there was this.
Seriously? He's becoming a rapper?? And Diddy is producing his first album? (Or was, anyway, before this farcical appearance in Las Vegas.)
For me, the drugs and/or prank explanations don't fly. He seems fucked up but sober--in both senses of the word. Something very bad has clearly happened to him, though.
If you are on Facebook, please join the non-profit group Save Joaquin From Himself to fight for our cause. What should really be written on his hands in this picture? H-E-L-P M-E.