*R&B artist/producer The Dream has admitted attempting suicide upon realizing that his marriage with Christina Milian was headed down the drain.

In an open letter posted on his Web site, he wrote: “I’ve cried about this for months, after interviews, after prayer and I’ve tried to take my own life at a point because of the failure that was looming.”

The two announced the breakup earlier this week amid photos of The Dream frolicking on a beach with his female assistant.

In his letter, The Dream also apologizes to fans for “misleading everyone” into believing his marriage was fine … when in reality he was, “simply scared and embarrassed to let everyone know we were failing.”

In conclusion, Dream writes: “This too shall pass! And everything will be fine!”