The Hollywood Reporter -- A deranged fan sent Jared Leto a severed ear, which the actor and rocker now wears around his neck like jewelry.
Speaking to U.K. radio station Xfm on March 22, Leto, 41, relayed the twisted tale.
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"The fans are an incredibly committed and passionate group of people. Going to a show is kind of like visiting Japan -- you expect gifts on your arrival," he said. "You get all kinds of wonderful things."
He went on: "Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me. That was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, 'Are you listening?' I never knew who it was, who's missing their ear out there."
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"I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace!" Leto added.
To prove he was telling the truth, Leto posted a photo of the ear to his Instagram account, with the caption, "Are you listening?"
Leto's band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, has announced that its fourth studio album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams, will be released on May 21 through Virgin Records.
Calls to Leto's reps for comment were not immediately answered.
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