Story of the Day: A Jared Leto Fan Sent Him an Ear, Writes “Are You Listening?”


For a man who might have a psychopathic obsessed fan watching him, Jared Leto seemed calm and only amused as he told the world that a fan chopped off their own ear Vincent Van Gogh style and sent it to him in the mail. He hasn’t yet met a fan without an ear so he has yet to put a face to the ear so to speak.  When asked about the weird junk fans send, Jared reveals that the ear was the weirdest and it even came complete with a creepy note – because why not go whole hog? He commented:

“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. You get all kinds of wonderful things, 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.”

To top the whole thing off, Jared, who seemed quite happy to receive the ear, claims that he then poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace, because that’s apparently the protocol to follow when that kinda thing lands in your fan mail. He tells other fans not to send full corpses:

“I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace, just don’t put your entire body in a case and send it to us.”