Montel Williams was detained at Frankfurt Airport in Germany on Friday (Juy 29), over possession of medical marijuana. The talk show host, who suffers from MS, has been an outspoken user of medical marijuana for years and has campaigned for changes to laws regarding its use.

Montel WilliamsTalk show host Montel Williams briefly detained at Frankfurt Airport on Friday.

In a statement his rep said: "This morning while travelling through the Frankfurt Airport, Montel was briefly held in German customs while they verified the validity of one of his MS prescriptions. Once it was verified, he was promptly released.

“The process took less than an hour, and we'd like to thank German officials for their professionalism. He was neither arrested nor cited. Unfortunately this is the reality faced by medical marijuana patients every day all over the world,” the statement continued.

"Today, Montel reaffirms his commitment to fighting for sensible medical marijuana policies across the world and to fighting the stigma he and so many other seriously ill Americans face every day for simply following the advice of their doctor - in Montel's case, a world class Multiple Sclerosis specialist.”

"Montel's commitment to the fight for common sense marijuana reform has never been stronger.” Williams was diagnosed with MS in 1999 and a year later he founded the MS Foundation, which focuses on research and education. He has long been vocal about his use of medical marijuana and how it helps him deal with the pain brought on by MS.