TORI SPELLING cheating hubby “suicide” tales exaggerated for ratings challenged show – natch.

Tori’s cheating husband, Dean McDermott, recently revealed on her train wreck reality show "True Tori" that he had attempted suicide which resulted in the Canadian native being placed on psychiatric hold at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

However, sources told that the father of five never attempted to take his life, and was placed on the 5150 psych hold after hallucinating that he could fly — following a hard core partying binge.

“Dean didn’t try to take his own life, nor did he threaten suicide. Tori panicked after Dean had come home from a partying binge, and was obviously under the influence. He kept telling Tori he could fly, and she was afraid that Dean was going to try and do something crazy, so she sought help for him,” a source said.

 “At no point has Dean ever wanted to end his life. Of course, after being confronted with the cheating allegations, Dean wishes he lived on another planet, but not dead. From UCLA, Dean was sent to another facility for further treatment. Essentially, Dean was at UCLA to detox.”

Just another “reality” show.