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 from Capitol says, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time."

According to sources, the singer attempted to jump out of a London hotel window last Thursday (Jan. 27). Prevented from doing so by his security staff, Houston was locked in his room, after which the injury occurred. No details as to his current condition 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. Houston's debut album, "It's Already Written," has sold 208,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It peaked at No. 14 on The Billboard 200 and No. 8 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.