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

Get the latest update on singer's kid after his scary accident

By Brett Malec Aug 07, 2013 7:13 PMTags
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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."

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.

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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.