self-mutilation

A Spectacular Tragedy

Uh … right. Okay, so the headline is pretty much consistent right now, and for a reason:

Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives (CNN)

And the lede about what you would expect, as well:

Andre Johnson story highlightsRapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said.

The nearest thing to useful we might say at this time is that regardless of how Mr. Johnson came to this moment, he certainly has our attention.

Our best wishes to Mr. Johnson, his family, friends, crew, and fans.

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Duke, Alan. “Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives”. CNN. April 16, 2014.