Usher Issues Statement On Son's Near-Drowning
The singer thanks the "true heroes" who saved his child's life...
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 14:11
Usher has spoken out for the first time since his son’s tragic swimming pool accident on Monday, which left the 5-year-old hospitalised.
MTV News UK reported yesterday on the incident that occurred at the singer’s home where his young son Usher Raymond V nearly drowned after getting his arm caught in the pool’s drain.
In a statement released last night the R&B star said: "I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering."
"I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family's well-being. I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock."
Usher, who was not home when the accident happened, also thanked the nearby workmen who saved his son’s life by performing CPR.
The singer continued: "I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them."
Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster is also said to be present at the Atlanta Scottish Rite hospital where their son is being treated.
Following the accident, Foster reportedly filed legal papers requesting an emergency custodial hearing where she asked for temporary custody of all of her minor children with Usher including their other son, 4-year-old Naviyd.
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