Rapper Severs Penis, Jumps off Balcony in Failed Suicide Attempt

Andre Johnson of the group Northstar hospitalized in critical condition.

Posted: 04/16/2014 04:42 PM EDT
Andre Johnson

A 40-year-old rapper cut off his penis then jumped off of his balcony in a failed suicide attempt early Wednesday (April 16), reports TMZ.

Andre Johnson, who spits under the names Christ Bearer and Andre Roxx, was taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he has been listed in critical condition. His body was found on a West Hollywood street corner at 1:00 a.m. 

Johnson belongs to the rap group Northstar and has ties to the Wu-Tang Clan. His group's members live in the same apartment building and were with him at the time of the incident. 

They were all apparently in Johnson's unit when he abruptly severed his genitals then jumped over the balcony. The friends say they ran down the stairs after he jumped only to find Johnson running around and screaming incoherently. He was not under the influence of "any drugs that would cause him to do such a thing," the friends said. 

Johnson didn't appear to exhibit any signs of depression or possible mental illness on social media. His most recent update on Twitter was yesterday. According to one of his tweets, Johnson celebrates his birthday later in the month. 

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(Photo: Facebook via Andre Johnson aka Christ Bearer)

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