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'I Like That' Singer

Popped for DUI ...

The One-Eyed Mug Shot

5/7/2012 3:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

the Houston Summers mug shot
"I Like That" singer Houston -- who famously suffered an emotional breakdown in 2005 and gouged his own eye out with a fork -- was arrested this week in L.A. for DUI ... and TMZ has obtained his mug shot.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, 28-year-old Houston -- full name Houston Summers -- was driving erratically near Malibu Wednesday in an older-looking SUV ... so cops pulled him over.

According to law enforcement, officers approached the vehicle and it smelled of marijuana. When police asked Houston questions, we're told his answers were incoherent.

Houston was then placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI. Sources tell TMZ, cops believe Houston was driving under the influence of drugs ... not alcohol.

The singer was released from jail Thursday. Calls to Houston were not returned.

As for Houston's 2005 breakdown -- the singer reportedly first attempted suicide by jumping out of a window while under the influence of PCP. His friends stopped him, but when they locked him in a first-floor room, Houston gouged his eye out with a plastic fork.

Houston was institutionalized for a year following the incident. He has since attributed the whole thing to "the pressures of fame."


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Wow, that's pretty sad to see how much damage drugs can do in just a short time.

877 days ago


He's only 28?? That poor man looks 40 or 50-something.

876 days ago


Let's lift him up in prayer. Lord you are a mercifully and loving God. We give you all the glory. Please bless your son and guide him closer to your likeness. Release him from the demons that bind him and send them back to hell. Heal not only his mind but also his heart. We give you thanks and praise. We ask all of this through Christ our Lord. Amen!

876 days ago


When they do those "don't do drugs" type ads they shouldn't use sports stars or well known celebrities. They should use someone like this guy. "Hey kids! Do PCP and you'll rip out your eye with a fork just like me!". I know that would have freaked me out as a kid.

876 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

The only reason he didn't finish the other eye is because the spork broke.

876 days ago


He's 28?! Time has not been kind to him ...

876 days ago


Drugs are bad.

876 days ago


Uh this guy stabs his own eye out and claims that he did it due to "the pressures of fame" ... yet I don't even know who the heck this guy is, so he obviously isn't all that famous. What a dumbass! I say it was PCP, I've heard of people doing that sort of thing when on that drug ... my mother-in-law told me about a guy she knew that did something like that, actually he ripped his eye's out. She knew him from a coffee shop she frequented, she was sitting at the counter eating her meal and he came in sat next to her and after a few minutes listening to him ramble she turned to look at him and his eyeballs were hanging from the sockets. What was he rambling, he kept talking about how he shouldn't have done it but the pain was so beautiful he couldn't help it. She couldn't figure out what he was talking about until she looked and saw all the gore hanging from his face. Gross!

876 days ago


You azz is DUI because you realize the mistake you made. All that emotional break ish should have been put into making better records and not plucking out your eye. Damn that was stupid.

876 days ago


I still have never heard of him until up the eye gouging incident. Sad. Hope he can find peace sometime soon.

876 days ago


pressures of fame? i ain't even heard of him till right now lol

876 days ago

Vernon P. Alarcon    

Orange is his color and kudos to the cops that got this clown off the streets. Weed makes you incoherent? I never would have guessed

876 days ago

Joan K    

Another case of how you look when you use drugs and drink constantly, it doesn't matter who you are it will catch up with you.

876 days ago


soooooooo fame caused you to mutilate yourself. good to know.

876 days ago


I genuinely wish the best for this guy. Anyone who knows R&B knows about what happened with Houston back in the day. Not everyone can handle fame. I hope people can finally stop focusing on his eye and instead start looking at him as a human again. It's sad that his career came to an end after all thiis-- I mean his lost his EYE, NIT his VOICE.

876 days ago
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