August 6, 2013


Usher's 5-Year-Old Son Hospitalized After Pool Accident

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Usher's five-year-old son Usher Raymond V is recovering in an Atlanta ICU after a terrifying accident in the R&B singer's pool, People magazine reports.

The boy survived a very close brush with death after diving to the bottom of his father's pool to retriever a toy, according to TMZ. After his arm became lodged in the drain, his aunt—who was watching him at the time—jumped in and attempted to save him. When her efforts failed, the house's maid also unsuccessfully attempted to dislodge the arm.

Two men who happened to be working on the house responded to screams for help and managed to free the child. He was rushed to the hospital, where doctors are running tests on him but believe he'll be fine.

Last summer, Usher's 11-year-old stepson Kile died after being hit by a jet ski. Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster is the mother of Usher Raymond V and the late Kile.