R&B singer Houston has
reportedly attempted suicide by gouging out his eye while on tour in London.
According to reports, Houston
tried to jump off a balcony, but was stopped by his security detail.
After he was prevented from
leaping, he then was locked in a bathroom, where he gouged out one of his eyes.
Last year, the Hip-Hop oriented
singer scored a major hit in "I Like That" with Nate Dogg and Chingy.
"Our thoughts and prayers
are with Houston during this tragic time," Capitol Records said in a statement.
Earlier this month, Houston was nominated for "Best New R&B Artist"
by the 2004 T M H Honors. Winners were supposed to be announced on Jan. 31,
but results have not been returned.