Former child television star Todd Bridges broke into sobs at his attempted murder trial, saying he was suicidal and addicted to cocaine when an alleged drug dealer was shot.

The actor testified he couldn't remember shooting anyone."To be honest, I was going to try to get another hit (of cocaine)," the 24-year-old Bridges said.

For eight years, Bridges played actor Gary Coleman's older brother on the TV series "Diff'rent Strokes." On Tuesday, Bridges testified that when the sitcom was canceled in 1986, he discovered his accountant had embezzled more than $1 million from him.

He is charged with attempted murder in the Feb. 2 shooting of Kenneth "Tex" Clay during a scuffle in a Los Angeles crack house.