Andre Johnson, a rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, severed his own penis and jumped off the balcony of a second-story building in Los Angeles early on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, according to CNN. He was rushed to the hospital after what police believe to have been a suicide attempt.
Reports state that police were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood around 1:00 a.m. The responding police found Christ Bearer - aka Andre Johnson - laying on the sidewalk and critically injured after he survived the fall from the second story.
Police then took Johnson, along with his recovered penis, to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment. The reasons for his actions are not known at this time.
Johnson is a member of a rap group named Northstar that was discovered by the Wu-Tang Clan out in Long Beach, California. It is with this group that Johnson performs under the stage name of Christ Bearer.
Two members of a rap group that Johnson works with live in the same apartment building from which he jumped off the second-story balcony. They say they were with him early in the morning when he just got up, cut off his penis, and jumped off the balcony.
According to them, they were not using "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."