A rapper who performed with the Wu-Tang Clan cut off his own penis before attempting suicide by leaping from a building, police said today. Andre Johnson was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after he jumped from a second-floor balcony at an apartment building in North Hollywood. Mr Johnson was found on the sidewalk critically injured and was taken to hospital along with his severed penis. It is unclear if doctors are attempting to reattach his penis, TMZ reported.
He is now recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Rapper friends who live in the building told TMZ today that, without warning, Mr Johnson cut his penis off and jumped from the second floor. The incident happened so quickly, that by the time friends made it to the ground floor, Mr Johnson was on his feet and ‘running around screaming’, the site reported. No hard drugs were reportedly involved.
Johnson is a rapper who goes by the name Christ Bearer in the group Northstar. The act was discovered by Wu-Tang producer and rapper RZA in 1998. He produced their 2004 debut album RZA Presents Northstar. An LAPD spokesman told MailOnline today that an individual was taken by ambulance to a local area hospital following an incident shortly before 1am this morning at the 4500 block of Colfax Avenue in North Hollywood.