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Rapper Who Cut His Own Penis Off Was Depressed And Alone

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Christ Bearer, the Wu-Tang affiliated rapper who cut off his own penis and jumped from his balcony in North Hollywood, says he committed the self-destructive act last month because he was dealing with depression and loneliness. The rapper, whose real name is Andre Johnson, was feeling down because he was unable to see his daughters due to a restraining order and also had a third child on the way.

Johnson told TMZ that he was smoking marijuana and reading a book about monks and vasectomies (what book is that?) that gave him the inspiration to commit the grotesque act.

Johnson is not a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, but instead an associated act known as the Killa Beez Northstar. Johnson has not been actively working with members of the Wu-Tang Clan lately, though Clan leader RZA had this to say about the incident: "That shit sound mythical."

Johnson told TMZ that, "I am the fucking Wu-Tang."

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There is somewhat of a silver lining to this gruesome and sad story. Despite initial reports to the contrary, plastic surgeons were able to reattach his penis and regain full functionality. Though he might not be able to have any more kids.

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