Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
Celeb Families - Category Header 920x60

News/ 

Usher's Son "Doing Fine" After Near Pool Drowning, Says Friend of Usher Raymond V's Mother Tameka Foster

Usher Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

It sounds like Usher and Tameka Foster's son Usher Raymond V is recovering well after nearly drowning in a pool Monday.

A reported friend of Foster's took to her local Atlanta blog recently to give an update on the 5-year-old's condition.

"My sources have confirmed that Lil Cinco [nickname for Usher Raymond V] is doing fine," she writes. "He's currently in stable condition at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite and is being held for observation."

PHOTOS: See more of Hollywood's hottest dads

The near drowning happened two days ago when Usher Raymond V's arm got stuck in a pool drain while he was underwater trying to retrieve a toy. His aunt and a housekeeper unsuccessfully tried to free him before contractors working in the house got him out of the pool and performed CPR on him.

Earlier today, Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster filed paperwork requesting an emergency custody hearing in the wake of the pool accident that will take place in Atlanta on Friday. Foster is asking a Georgia judge to immediately award her temporary custody of all her minor children currently under Usher's care, including their other son together, 4-year-old Naviyd.

PICS: Famous familes

Tameka Foster, Usher Raymond, John E. Davidson/Getty

Foster's attorney, Angela Kinley, claims that, "the children are at risk while in the care of third-party caregivers...while (Usher) travels around the world for his work-related activities."

Last year, in July 2012, Usher's stepson and Foster's biological son Kile Glover died after being struck by a personal watercraft on Lake Lanier.

"Cabin fever.. But I'm so happy to say that my son is doing much better. Talking & asking for food. Thank you for ur well wishes & prayers," Foster tweeted today. Usher has yet to make a statement about Usher Raymond V's pool accident or their upcoming court hearing.

PHOTOS: Celeb Injuries

RELATED VIDEOS:

FROM AROUND THE WEB
MORE ON EONLINE