Northstar rapper Andre Johnson cuts penis in suicide attempt

Apr 17, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. ET

Rapper Andre Johnson, who is believed to be affiliated with rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, has survived after severing his penis and jumping from a building in an attempt to commit suicide.

This may be a headline you never thought you'd read, but, unfortunately, it did happen.

Police have confirmed to multiple outlets that Andre Johnson, a rapper who has been affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan (shown in the picture above) and the hip-hop group Northstar attempted to take his own life by jumping from a building on Wednesday. However, that was after the troubled man mutilated himself by cutting off his penis.

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According to CNN, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann revealed that Johnson was found critically injured on the sidewalk after he'd jumped from a second-floor balcony at an apartment in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Johnson, who, according to TMZ, goes by the name of Christ Bearer in the group Northstar — an act that was allegedly discovered by Wu-Tang producer and rapper RZA in 1998 — was rushed to the hospital and is believed to be recovering at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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The musician's friends who live in the building revealed to TMZ that Johnson gave no warning before he dramatically cut off his penis and then jumped from the balcony. In fact, the horrific incident is said to have happened so quickly that, by the time the rapper's friends made it to where he had fallen, he was already "running around screaming."

The two men also revealed they were not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."

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Johnson aka Christ Bearer is still believed to be recovering in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA and is in stable condition. However, according to TMZ, the doctors were unable to reattach his severed penis.