Houston Gouges Out Eye After Suicide Attempt
Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouged out his eye while on an overseas performance junket.Following a suicide attempt, Capitol Records artist Houston gouged out his eye while on an overseas performance junket. A brief statement was released today by a Capitol spokesperson, saying only, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time."
As first reported by MTV, the singer first attempted to jump out of a London hotel window last Thursday (Jan. 27). Prevented from doing so by his security staff, sources confirm to Billboard.com that Houston was locked in his room, at which time the injury occurred. No additional details as to his current condition or whereabouts have been disclosed.
Featured in a McDonald's commercial, Houston's 2004 hit single "I Like That" peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100 and No. 14 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The song also featured Chingy, Nate Dogg and I-20.
The artist debut album, "It's Already Written," has sold 208,000 units to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan, having peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and No. 8 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.