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Los Angeles based rapper Christ Bearer of the group Northstar has apparently attempted suicide in North Hollywood, California.
Christ, real name Andre Johnson, was found critically injured at 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 16. TMZ reports that the rapper had cut off his own penis prior to jumping from the second floor of an apartment building.
Christ and his rhyming partner Meko The Pharaoh were signed to Wu Tang Clan leader RZA's record label at one point. The California duo released an album in 2004 entitled Bobby Digital Presents: Northstar.
Christ is currently in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. No word on whether doctors have attempted to reattach his penis or his current condition.
TMZ caught up with Rugged Monk and Crisis Tha Sharpshooter from the group Black Knights to find out what they saw when Christ Bearer mutilated himself. Both men were at the apartment at the time. One of them saw him jump off of the balcony.
They saw Christ on the ground yelling and bleeding. EMS, police and helicopters soon arrived on the scene. They were understandably reluctant to go into the gory details of what they witnessed.
The Northstar rapper has previously collaborated with the Black Knights on music.
**UPDATE** April 19
We've learned that drugs played a major role in the unfortunate incident involving Christ Bearer earlier this week. E! Online reports that the rapper ingested PCP in the moments before things spiraled out of control.
PCP, known by the street names, Angel Dust, Embalming Fluid, Water, Wet, Killer Weed, Rocket Fuel, Supergrass, Wack, Sherm and Ozone, is known to cause hallucinations, paranoia, schizophrenia, generalized numbness of the extremities and poor muscular coordination and delusions when used.
It comes in liquid or powder forms. Users snort, inject, swallow or apply it to weed and cigarettes.
A source to E! Online says Christ Bearer used a serrated steak knife to first cut off the tip of his penis, before removing his testicles and the rest of his genitalia.
Police were called to the scene and tried to talk the rapper down from the 2nd floor apartment. He said "OK" then jumped off the balcony. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Doctors were unable to reattach his private parts.
"What Christ Bearer did was unfathomable. I feel for his family at this time," said Heathcliff Berru, Northstar's representative.