Rapper Andre Johnson
, known for working with members of Wu-Tang Clan
, has cut off his penis and jumped off a building in an apparent suicide attempt, according to reports by Gigwise
claims that Northstar
member Johnson was found in the street outside an apartment building in West Hollywood at 1am on Wednesday (16 April), before being taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital - where he is said to be in a critical condition.
Johnson, also known as Christ Bearer
, is a member of the rap group Northstar, who were discovered by members of Wu-Tang Clan. Two members of a group Bearer
collaborates who live with him claim to be there when the incident happened, when he cut off his penis and junped off the balcony "without warning"
- adding that they were not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."
They add that they rushed downstairs and Christ Bearer had already jumped up and began screaming incoherently. A spokesman from the hospital refused to comment.
Meanwhile, Wu-Tang Clan have denied any affiliation with the rapper.
His group was discovered by RZA
in 1998 and in 2004 released "Bobby Digital Presents Northstar," which was produced by RZA under an alias. However, Gawker reports that a post on wutangclan.com
, which has since been deleted, apparently read: "Parental Advisory: Don't Believe the HYPE. This Mother F--ker Ain't Got Sh-t to do with the WUTANG Brand."