Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson is just plain Andre now ... because doctors weren't able to reattach his penis.
TMZ broke the story Johnson -- aka Christ Bearer -- cut his penis off Wednesday morning and then jumped off his 2nd floor North Hollywood apartment balcony. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center but we're told the penis was a lost cause.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is a member of the group Northstar, which was founded by Wu-Tang Clan member RZA. We're told RZA hasn't done work with the group for several years.
Johnson/Christ Bearer is remarkably in stable condition.
As we reported ... several rappers were present during the horrific scene. They say they were not doing any drugs that would cause such a thing. They believe Johnson/Christ Bearer may have mental issues.
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MILEY SINUS EMERGENCY
4/16/2014 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus' hospitalization was triggered by a sinus infection gone horribly wrong, TMZ has learned.
Reps for Miley tell us, the singer got an Rx for an antibiotic called cephalexin (brand name Keflex) to treat a sinus infection after getting diagnosed last week in North Carolina.
We're told within days Miley's throat swelled to the point she could barely talk. She was rushed to the hospital Tuesday night and, according to her rep, doctors determined she had an extreme allergic reaction to the drug.
We're told Miley never got a cephalexin script before so she had no idea she was allergic.
She'll remain hospitalized until her condition improves. Her doctor says an allergic reaction of this kind can last 27 days.
Cuts Off His Penis
in Suicide Attempt
4/16/2014 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe was a suicide attempt ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Our sources say ... cops were called to an apartment building in North Hollywood at around 1:00 AM and found Christ Bearer -- aka Andre Johnson -- on the sidewalk critically injured.
Christ Bearer is a member of the rap group Northstar ... a group discovered by members of Wu-Tang Clan. Two members of a group Bearer collaborates with live in the same apartment building and tell TMZ they were there early this morning when Christ Bearer suddenly -- without warning -- cut off his penis and jumped off the balcony. They say they were not on "any hard drugs that would cause him to do such a thing."
The two men say they rushed downstairs and Christ Bearer had already jumped up and began screaming incoherently.
Johnson was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It's unclear if doctor's are attempting to reattach Johnson's penis.
Johnson is a rapper who was in a group founded by members of Wu-Tang Clan.
I'm Going to the Hospital
And Bruce is By My Side
4/16/2014 10:02 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kris Jenner has a medical problem that required her to go to the hospital, and even though they're separated when times get tough her go-to person is still Bruce.
We've learned Kris just went to a hospital in Thousand Oaks -- near her home -- for X-rays and possible tests for an undisclosed medical problem. She was accompanied by Bruce, who we believe came from his home in Malibu to be with her.
Kris and Bruce have actually become closer we're told since their separation, because there's no tension over the relationship anymore -- they're simply close friends and confidantes.
Again ... it's unclear why Kris needed to go the hospital.
Death of Dog Triggered Illness
... Which Triggered Hospitalization
4/16/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus may have been rushed to the hospital because of a bad reaction to antibiotics, but we're told the reason she was on the meds was because she wore herself down by hard partying and an emotional meltdown over the death of her dog.
Sources connected to Miley tell TMZ ... she has been "an emotional mess" since her dog Floyd died earlier this month. We're told she had crying fits and has been unable to sleep.
Our sources say Miley's escape has been partying ... as one person said, "She's been off the rails since this happened." We're told she's been drinking a lot and drugs are also involved.
We're told Miley was on meds because she got sick from being extremely worn down.
Everything's connected to everything.
We reached out to Miley's rep ... so far no word back.
Cancels Another Concert
... So Sorry, St. Louis!
4/16/2014 12:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus is canceling yet another concert following her hospitalization Tuesday after a severe allergic reaction to medicine.
Miley took to Twitter early Wednesday morning to announce the cancellation herself, saying, "the hospital is sayin i wont b released today therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control."
As TMZ first reported, part of the reason for Miley's hospitalization was the fact she has been "off the rails" since the death of her beloved dog Floyd earlier this month.
Hospitalized For Severe Allergic Reaction
4/15/2014 3:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miley Cyrus is in the hospital ... after a sudden and apparently severe allergic reaction to medicine.
Miley was in Kansas City for a concert Tuesday night on her Bangerz tour. It appears Miley was at the arena -- the Sprint Center -- when she fell ill. We're told she had a bad reaction to antibiotics.
Doctors ordered her on bed rest immediately.
Here's what's interesting ... A TMZ employee happens to be in Kansas City and just texted us an hour ago telling us Miley was out shopping with her mom ... so it seems whatever reaction she had was sudden.
The concert has been cancelled. She also cancelled her concert last Monday in Charlotte due to the flu.
Hospitalized For Diabetic Shock
4/15/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
4:25 PM PT -- Artie's expected to get out of the hospital tomorrow, according to his rep. We're told he's feeling much better, but he'll be heading home for some rest.
As for this weekend's L.A. stand up gig -- we're told it's going to be rescheduled.
Artie Lange has been admitted to a hospital in Michigan ... suffering from diabetic shock ... according to the comedian.
Lange tweeted photos just a short while ago showing himself in a hospital gown and lying in a bed ... and not looking happy about the situation.
Artie tweeted, "In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs."
Artie's radio and simulcast TV show is in repeats this week because he's on the road doing stand up again.
It's unclear at this point if he'll be able to make his next scheduled date -- April 19 in L.A.
Story developing ...
4/15/2014 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel was rushed to a Vegas ICU Monday morning -- where he was diagnosed with a bad case of pneumonia.
According to his rep, the 64-year-old had woken up with an intense fever and congestion.
Gabriel -- one of the best-selling Latin recording artists of all time -- had performed a 3-hour set just the night before at Mandalay Bay resort. According to his rep, the pneumonia has forced the singer to postpone 3 shows in California this week.
Right now Gabriel is hoping he can return to the stage May 1st in L.A.
MTV Reality Star Chris Tolleson
Rescued Crash Victim
Right Before the Car Exploded!
4/15/2014 10:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Are You the One?" star Chris Tolleson was the one ... who along with a few friends, rescued a guy from a burning car just minutes before it burst into flames.
Tolleson tells TMZ he was in a car with a group of friends in Virginia Beach a few weeks back when they drove up to an accident scene and discovered a car that had just crashed into a tree ... and was ON FIRE.
Tolleson says he and his friends ran out of their car and found a guy unconscious in the passenger seat (there was no driver to be found) but the door was blocked by a tree. He says he and his friends pulled the tree back enough so they could open the door and dragged the guy out of the car.
After Tolleson says they dragged him 50 feet or so, he says they could hear the car starting to crackle, so they dragged him another 50 feet. Tolleson says the car blew up just a few minutes later.
Tolleson says his other two friends suffered first degree burns from the fire, while he got cut up from helping to remove the tree.
The victim suffered serious injuries. No word on his progress.
Sorry I Sucked in STL
I Was Off My Meds!
4/15/2014 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
B.B. King is totally embarrassed by his subpar performance in St. Louis recently -- but his rep tells TMZ, he has a good excuse for sucking ... the blues legend was off his meds.
King's April 4th performance at the Peabody Opera House was meandering and stilted, he chatted with the audience more than he sang, people heckled him, and some even walked out. It was bad.
But a rep for B.B. -- who's 88 years old by the way -- tells us, "Mr. King suffers from diabetes -- and he mistakenly missed a dose of his prescribed medication on the show day."
In addition to his high blood sugar problem, King's rep says the singer was exhausted from a 1,600 mile bus trip from Vegas -- adding, "Simply put, it was a bad night for one of America's living blues legends -- and Mr. King apologizes and humbly asks for the understanding of his fans."
Now here's one of his best performances.
After Bus Stop Crash
4/14/2014 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "CSI" star Jose Zuniga's white SUV is in pieces -- after his car crashed through a bus stop in Hollywood moments ago.
Zuniga -- who has also appeared in pretty much every other TV show you've ever seen -- tells us, he was rear-ended ... and the other car sent him careening through a nearby bus stop. He landed in a construction area. We're told a third car was also involved, but damage to the other cars wasn't as bad.
Thankfully, we're told no one was injured. The fire department responded to the scene shortly afterward.
Mema from 'Hollywood Hillbillies'
During Media Tour
4/12/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Being a reality star might be too much work for Mema from "Hollywood Hillbillies" -- the 70-year-old had to be rushed to the hospital while she was in NYC to promote her Reelz TV show.
We're told Mema was leaving her hotel Thursday when she fell ill. Her grandson and manager David Weintraub found her walking out of the lobby to hail a cab that would take her to the ER.
Mema's temp was 104. She spent the night at the hospital and doctor's think the 12-hour-days media tour was just too much for her.
We're told Mema's fine and she's heading back to L.A. to start filming season two.