Celebrities gets presents from their fans all the time. However, it’s going to be hard for someone to top the creepiness of a gift sent to actor and 30 Seconds to Mars front man Jared Leto. During an interview with Xfm, the singer revealed a particularly disturbing present sent to him by a fan.
“Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me,” he says, “That was very strange.” Comparing the gift to something Vincent Van Gough would do, as the artist famously lopped off his own ear, he continues, “The note just said, ‘Are you listening?’ I never knew who it was, who’s missing their ear out there.”
Leto’s next comment seems like a joke, as he says, “I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!” However, he later posted a picture of the ear necklace to his Instagram account labeled “Are you listening?” If you are interested in seeing that photo, go ahead and check it out here, but be warned: it’s a severed human ear, and it’s pretty gross.
Not all of the gifts he and the band receive are are strange, though. “The fans are an incredibly committed and passionate group of people,” he says, “Going to a show is kind of like visiting Japan, you expect gifts on your arrival.” Just not body parts.