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Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps off Building in Apparent Suicide Attempt

The Wu-Tang connected artist was hospitalized along with his severed member

Andre Johnson, a Los Angeles area rapper with connections to the Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his penis before leaping from an apartment building in North Hollywood early Wednesday.

Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Man said Johnson was seriously injured but survived. He and his penis were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for treatment.

Johnson, who performs under the name Christ Bearer, has been a member of the Long Beach hip hop group Northstar, which was once a part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, CNN reports.

Johnson is featured in the video below, which was posted to YouTube on April 15:

[CNN]

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