R&B Singer Houston Gouges Eye Out After Apparent Suicide Attempt

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  1. Hpnotiq

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    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1496457/20050202/houston.jhtml?headlines=true

    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.

    Representatives for Houston's label, Capitol Records, could not be reached for comment.

    — Rashaun Hall, with additional reporting by Sway Calloway and Joseph Patel
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  2. XtodaZ

    XtodaZ Shook Snuff

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    i think its fake, mtv removed the link
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  3. Hpnotiq

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    the link works and heres a pic of him without the eye

    [​IMG]
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  4. Ixtlan

    Ixtlan emceeingain'tforyou...

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    That's terrible.

    There are obvious mental health issues that need to be confronted.
    That's really sad.
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  5. Hpnotiq

    Hpnotiq KISS MY ASS BITCHES

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    for the non-believers this is him and theres a valid link to the story.
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  6. XtodaZ

    XtodaZ Shook Snuff

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    my bad, damn that sucks...
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  7. PrOFouL

    PrOFouL New Member

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    Damn, shawty, you gotta read before posting this a second time. I know you was excited to put this on.
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  8. Hpnotiq

    Hpnotiq KISS MY ASS BITCHES

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    sorry but I posted the story 1st check the times that they were posted
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  9. keyarag

    keyarag Gone But Not Forgotten

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    Damn that's fucked up!!! Wonder why would he do that???
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  10. PrOFouL

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    Oh, true. I thought you guys just put that shit up when I came on, cuz I didn't see that on the page when I was viewing the other thread.

    My bad
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  11. Hpnotiq

    Hpnotiq KISS MY ASS BITCHES

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    mentally ill or high on something
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  12. Hpnotiq

    Hpnotiq KISS MY ASS BITCHES

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    I found this @ Houstons website

    http://houston.forumsunlimited.com/index.php?showtopic=87

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  13. LowPro

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    no one gives a fuck about this non talented fuck
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  14. chickenwang

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    one hit wonder syndrome
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  15. StylisticS

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    ^^^ignorant dumbass posts by the last 2. grow up...anyway that's sad to hear from him. hope he recovers from this soon
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    yeh, this story got to me... pretty depressing

    i hope he pulls through somehow
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    Bushwick Bill 'Rap' About Houston
    By Clover Hope
    Date: 2/3/2005 1:45 pm

    After hearing reports yesterday (Feb. 2) that hip-hop artist Houston gouged his eye out in an apparent suicide attempt, rapper Bushwick Bill of the legendary Geto Boys has expressed his empathy and condolence.

    Bill, too, was compelled to kill himself one night back in 1991,losing his eye in the process. "I want Houston to know that he is in my prayers, and that I will ask God to give him peace of mind and peace of heart," says Bill in a statement, "and I hope his eye heals as well as his mind and his emotions."

    According to reports, Houston tried to leap from a balcony at a London hotel while on tour, but was stopped by his security. The singer then reportedly locked himself in a bathroom, where he gouged out one of his eyes.

    Bill attempted the deed with the aid of his girlfriend, who reportedly shot him in the eye. At the time, the rapper said the act was in order to obtain insurance money for his mother. That graphic scene was later depicted on the cover of the Geto Boys album, We Can't Be Stopped. Members Scarface and Willie D are seen wheeling a bandaged Bill on a hospital gurney.

    "I wouldn't wish that on anyone else – to force the hand of death," says Bill. "Fame isn't for everybody. There are people who have a fear of fame, those who want fame, and those who don't understand fame. It drives them crazy, because it is a lot of responsibility to be all things to all people, and you can lose yourself in the shuffle, where there are no longer fifty-two cards in the deck."

    Houston's hit song "I Like That," featuring rappers Nate Dogg and Chingy took off, landing the singer a gold album and a nomination for "Best New R&B Artist" earlier this month by the 2004 T M H Honors. But Bill says success is not always pretty. "There is the added insanity of having a big selling record and fame, yet somehow, you don't have any money to match what you have accomplished. You are going through that misery with your label, and it makes utterly no sense," says Bill, who also lends advice to other artists who may be facing dilemmas similar to Houston's.

    "Since God wanted you to be an entertainer, you need to look to God more and less to yourself, because we as artists are confused as human beings," says Bill. "You are put in the position where you have to smile when you are sad and be gracious when you are depressed, and not everybody knows how to play the roles that fame requires….When some people can't handle that, can't cope, they start to fall apart."

    After realizing this himself, Bill rhymed on "Everclear" off his solo album Little Big Man, "I had to lose an eye to see clearly." MTV reportedly banned the music video ending, which featured Bill removing his glass eye and dropping it into a glass of Everclear.

    The Geto Boys reunited for their latest release, The Foundation, released last month. Bushwick has also signed a joint deal with Adex Records and will release his solo project, Gutta Mixx on March 29.
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    so sad, prayers 4 him being said
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    K-Sly of 100.3 The Beat in Los Angeles posted a gossip update on Houston's condition. She writes, "All this happened while he was in London without any management present. I was informed that his management contract has expired and the parties are not in good standing. Houston's security guard, Marco and his DJ, LA's own Rampage were with him during the trip, but not in the room when the incident happened. I've spoken with various sources about the alleged suicide attempt and the self-inflicted wound. Today, DJ Rampage explained to me that Houston never tried to commit suicide. Sources did state that he did stab his eye. Presently, he is not able to see out of the wounded eye and the other one is infected. Houston has been battling spiritually and mentally, to the point where he is unable to control it. He needs support, not fame. He needs prayers, not laughter."
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