Rapper Andre Johnson of the Wu-Tang Clan cut off his penis Wednesday and jumped from the second floor balcony of an apartment in an apparent suicide attempt.
Johnson is also known by the stage name Christ Bearer in the rap group Northstar. Wu-Tang Clan founding member RZA produced Northstar’s initial album.
Members of Northstar claimed they were with Johnson when he suddenly cut off his penis and leaped from the second floor. When they got downstairs, Johnson was running around and screaming.
Johnson was taken from the West Hollywood apartment building to Cedars-Sinai hospital in critical condition around 1 a.m.
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A hospital spokesperson reported that attempts to reattach Johnson’s penis failed.
Details about what truly triggered the incident have not been revealed, though members of Northstar claim that drugs were not involved. Instead, they believe that Johnson simply has mental problems.