Russell Brand Explains Why He Bailed On SXSW Appearance

Russell Brand was originally planning to attend the SXSW premiere of his biographical documentary, "Brand: A Second Coming," but had a change of heart.
Hours before the film screened at the Austin, Texas festival on Friday night, Russell posted a statement on his website, suddenly excusing himself from the event.
"You'd think a narcissist would like nothing more than talking about themselves and their 'rags to riches', 'hard luck' story but actually, it felt like, to me, my life was hard enough the first time round and going through it again was painful and sad," he said.