Less than 48 hours after shocking the Internet with a reported suicide attempt, rapper Andre “Christ Bearer” Johnson has provided fans with a small update on his well-being.
According to a Facebook screen shot of his page, Christ Bearer appeared to update supporters about his condition.
“Peace – feeling blessed.,” a post on Bearer’s Facebook reads April 17 along with an emoticon donning a halo. (Christ Bearer’s Facebook)
One of the rapper’s close friends also updated fans on Christ following the mid-week incident.
Supreme — a friend of Christ Bearer’s and a fellow Wu-Tang affiliated rapper — says he saw nothing in C.B. that would have ever made him think he was capable of cutting off his penis and then trying to kill himself. Supreme says he never saw any signs of mental illness in his friend, and never saw him do any illicit drugs … just cigarettes, alcohol and a little weed. Supreme says he visited his friend in the hospital and now it’s just time to “let the brother heal.” (TMZ)
Although not fully familiar with the situation, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA said he felt mental issues may have contributed to Johnson’s actions.
“I feel sad for his family first and foremost; I know he has children,” RZA said. “I thought he was a smarter guy than a guy who would do something crazy like that. But at the same time, he been in jail recently, he’s been in trouble. Maybe he’s mentally unstable. Maybe the mental health system should have took a look at him and said, ‘You know what? We got to hold on to this guy for a little longer.'” (XXL Mag)
According to reports, Johnson’s lower body part could not be reattached by doctors yesterday (April 17).
The Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper who cut off his penis before leaping off the second-floor balcony of his North Hollywood apartment has lost the appendage for good, according to a report. Andre Johnson — who raps under the name Christ Bearer — was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after he apparently flayed himself during the bizarre suicide bid early Wednesday, TMZ reported. But doctors were unable to reattach the severed penis, the website reported. (NY Daily News)