Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis before jumping off the second story of his apartment building Wednesday, the Los Angles Police Department said.
According to CNN, authorities say the music artist was seriously injured in the incident.
It's not clear what motivated Johnson's actions.
Celebrity gossip website TMZ reported that two sources said the incident happened within seconds and added that Johnson was not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."
Authorities were able to recover the rapper's genitalia and it was taken along with him to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, police said.
Johnson is a member of a hip hop group that is part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website, CNN reported.
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