UPDATE, 4/17/14, 12:26 p.m.: TMZ reports that Andre Johnson is in stable condition, but doctors were not able to reattach his penis.
Andre Johnson, 40, a rapper affiliated with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, severed his penis before jumping from a building in Los Angeles Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide attempt, reports CNN.com.
Though Johnson, who also goes by the names Andre Roxx and Chris Bearer, was seriously injured, he survived the jump from the second floor of a North Hollywood building.
According to neighbors, Johnson got back to his feet after hitting the pavement.
Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he is currently being treated.
Read more from USA Today:
Initial reports claimed Johnson was “associated” with Wu-Tang Clan, but a publicist for the group, Heathcliff Berru, said Johnson is actually with Northstar. He’s not in Wu-Tang Clan nor directly affiliated with it, Berru said, at least not in the eight years he’s worked with the group.
However, Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip-hop group, is on the list of WTC “affiliates,” according to Wikipedia.
Johnson, who performs as Christ Bearer, has recording credits that include When the Guns Come Out, which was included on the soundtrack of the 2004 film Blade: Trinity, according to the Internet Movie Database.
See the TMZ interview with Johnson’s friends below: