Singer Houston Gouges Eye In Suicide Attempt

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.