"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. 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. Source: allhiphop.com" "After being thwarted in a suicide attempt in a London hotel room, R&B singer Houston reportedly gouged his own eye out. According to sources close to the singer, on Thursday Houston attempted to jump out of a hotel window but was stopped by his security personnel. He was then locked in his hotel room, where he injured himself. There are currently no further details on the incident, although photographs of his injury are circulating online. The Los Angeles native, born Houston Summers IV, was overseas for a series of performances when the incident occurred. He scored a hit last year with the Chingy and Nate Dogg-featured "I Like That" (see "Houston Scores Club Hit With Help From Chingy, Nate Dogg"), which was also featured in a McDonald's commercial. His debut album, It's Already Written, was certified gold a month after its release in August of last year. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time," said a Capitol spokesperson. — Rashaun Hall, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway and Joseph Patel"