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R&B Singer Gouges Out Eye After Suicide Attempt
Reuters, via Yahoo ^ | 2.2.2005 | Gail Mitchell

Posted on 02/02/2005 8:47:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick

By Gail Mitchell

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Following a suicide attempt, R&B singer Houston has gouged out his eye while on an overseas performance junket.

 

A brief statement was released Wednesday by his Capitol Records label, saying only, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Houston during this tragic time."

According to sources, the singer first attempted to jump out of a London hotel window last Thursday. Prevented from doing so by his security staff, 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 singles chart. The song also featured Chingy, Nate Dogg and I-20.

Houston's 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.

Reuters/Billboard


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1 posted on 02/02/2005 8:47:59 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: lavrenti; hellinahandcart; sauropod; cyborg; Clemenza; Oschisms; NYCVirago; Gabz; ...

Ouchie!


2 posted on 02/02/2005 8:48:12 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Koolaid OD?


3 posted on 02/02/2005 8:48:49 PM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [My grandkids are way more important than any lefty's feelings!])
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To: NYC GOP Chick

never heard of him. I'll keep an eye out!


4 posted on 02/02/2005 8:49:33 PM PST by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is (no longer) a threat to national security)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Career move?


5 posted on 02/02/2005 8:49:40 PM PST by Clemenza (I Am Here to Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass, and I'm ALL OUT OF BUBBLEGUM!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I'll keep an eye out for your updates........


6 posted on 02/02/2005 8:50:18 PM PST by umgud
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To: NYC GOP Chick
That's got to hurt! (Understatement of the year!)
7 posted on 02/02/2005 8:50:26 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

No comments yet on Houston wanting to be the next Ray Charles?!

Sheesh... artists and their body parts - first you have Van Gogh and the ear, then it's MJ and his facial mutilation... now this. Stop the insanity!!

(if I had no eyes, I could not enjoy my daily need of Freep - now THAT would be a sad, sad thing!)


8 posted on 02/02/2005 8:50:57 PM PST by Capagrl (Integrity is shown in what you do, not what you say.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

The eyes have it!


9 posted on 02/02/2005 8:51:07 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: Ron in Acreage; NYC GOP Chick

LOL! I've never heard of him, either, or Chingy, or the others.

My first thought when I read "Houston" was Whitney.


10 posted on 02/02/2005 8:51:27 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

"Houston, we have a problem..."


11 posted on 02/02/2005 8:51:31 PM PST by rickmichaels ("We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way." - Toby Keith)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
All those in favor say eye!
12 posted on 02/02/2005 8:51:41 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: dead
never heard of him. I'll keep an eye out

ping

13 posted on 02/02/2005 8:52:01 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam is as Islam does)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Me, Myself, and Eye. (I'm having way too much fun with this!)


14 posted on 02/02/2005 8:52:49 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: Capagrl

Maybe he was thinking of that Cat Stevens/Yousef whateverhislastnameisnow song...

"And if I ever lose my eyes....."


15 posted on 02/02/2005 8:53:08 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Waiter, there's an eye in my soup!


16 posted on 02/02/2005 8:53:50 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Talk about an Eyesore!


17 posted on 02/02/2005 8:54:28 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

At least he didn't leave his heart in San Francisco.


18 posted on 02/02/2005 8:54:31 PM PST by lavrenti (Think of who is pithy, yet so attractive to women.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Let's hope Nancy Pelosi doesn't offer to donate one of hers.


20 posted on 02/02/2005 8:55:25 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Stop fighting mental health--Leave the Democrat party!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Out vile jelly?


21 posted on 02/02/2005 8:56:08 PM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I spy with my little eye...........


22 posted on 02/02/2005 8:56:25 PM PST by Pylon (R)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
If thine eye offend thee...
23 posted on 02/02/2005 8:56:55 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

If he starts hanging out with Andre Rison, Andre better up his fire insurance policy.


24 posted on 02/02/2005 8:57:00 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: RetroWarrior; All

"(I'm having way too much fun with this!)"

We all are, this is just too deliciously awful, and we can't help ourselves. I can't imagine wanting to gouge your eye out.


25 posted on 02/02/2005 8:57:31 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Theresawithanh
My first thought when I read "Houston" was Whitney.

So did I -- especially given her drug problems!

26 posted on 02/02/2005 8:57:56 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: RetroWarrior
I'm having way too much fun with this!

So I've noticed! :)

27 posted on 02/02/2005 8:58:41 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: lavrenti

I knew eye could count on you for such punny posts!


28 posted on 02/02/2005 8:59:14 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: dead
Don't know why, but I just had to ping you to this.

L

29 posted on 02/02/2005 8:59:30 PM PST by Lurker ("We're all sinners, but jerks revel in their sins. " P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

And Sammy Davis Sayeth: An Eye For An Eye....Sinatra 4:16


30 posted on 02/02/2005 9:00:02 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Eye just can't help myself! It sounds soo unreal!


31 posted on 02/02/2005 9:00:19 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

This doesn't seem very funny, but then I was never into vitreous humor.


32 posted on 02/02/2005 9:00:42 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Theresawithanh
I can't imagine wanting to gouge your eye out.

I bet you're rethinking that one right about now.

33 posted on 02/02/2005 9:02:05 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Yaelle

Ah yes, all hail the new Left Eye!


34 posted on 02/02/2005 9:02:11 PM PST by csvset
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Someday he'll wish somebody lens him another. Maybe one of his pupils will help? Sorry, too much Pinot Noir tonight. Didn't mean to lash out.


35 posted on 02/02/2005 9:02:14 PM PST by speedy
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Jeepers, creepers, why'd he tear out his peeper?


36 posted on 02/02/2005 9:02:20 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Senator, we can have this discussion in any way that you would like.")
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To: Larry Lucido

If someone is suicidal, why would anyone leave them alone!


37 posted on 02/02/2005 9:02:45 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: NYC GOP Chick

just OUCH!


38 posted on 02/02/2005 9:03:35 PM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: lavrenti

Check out the competition in #35!


39 posted on 02/02/2005 9:04:06 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: RetroWarrior

To avoid being taken out with them?


40 posted on 02/02/2005 9:04:13 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Houston was quoted as saying "Eye'll be alright."
41 posted on 02/02/2005 9:04:17 PM PST by RetroWarrior ("We count it death to falter, not to die")
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To: Larry Lucido

Sad story, really. This guy was abused as a pupil, and was so brow-beaten that he eventually had to lash out.


42 posted on 02/02/2005 9:05:06 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Yaelle; NYC GOP Chick; RetroWarrior
Yeah, that guy doesn't seem to have much luck in the female department, does he?

:)

I still refuse to root for the Falcons, even if they do have Michael Vick as their QB.

I'm glad they lost!

Yeah, you Atlanta FReepers heard me.

I DON'T LIKE THE FALCONS!

Haven't liked 'em since Reeves was there.

43 posted on 02/02/2005 9:06:13 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Black box bullet-heads.)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Got dem ol' time eye gouging, low down blues again.
44 posted on 02/02/2005 9:06:22 PM PST by Max Combined
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
It's all fun and games until someone puts an eye out...

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

45 posted on 02/02/2005 9:06:54 PM PST by mhking (Do not mess with dragons, for thou art crunchy & good with ketchup...)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Aaack! My eyes! My eyes!

Pics of Teddy are a number one reason to gouge and scratch my eyes out, with Hillary! a very close second. Watch, someone's gonna post the butt-shaking shot of her.


46 posted on 02/02/2005 9:07:28 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

47 posted on 02/02/2005 9:07:34 PM PST by Nexus
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Sir, you get my nomination for post of the day! Vitreous humor!!!! Love it!!!


48 posted on 02/02/2005 9:08:37 PM PST by Theresawithanh (2005! My resolution: FReep even MORE this year!!!)
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To: Theresawithanh

You asked for it. Threw down the gauntlet!


49 posted on 02/02/2005 9:09:00 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Have some more drugs, Houston.


50 posted on 02/02/2005 9:09:06 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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