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Usher’s Son Hospitalized After Pool Accident

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In an eerie similarity to last year’s boating accident where his stepson was declared brain dead and then died after being hit in the head by a jet ski, Usher‘s son Usher Raymond V has been hospitalized and is currently in the ICU at an Atlanta hospital after he was involved in a serious pool accident on Monday, Aug. 5.

The incident took place around 6PM local time yesterday. Usher was not at home when the accident happened.

TMZ reports that Usher Raymond V, who is just 5, was playing in the pool with his aunt. He noticed a toy was in the drain so he dove down to retrieve it. That’s when his arm got stuck in the drain. His aunt swam down to try and rescue him, but could not get his hand out. A maid also dove in and tried to yank the little boy’s hand free but that attempt was also futile.

Our stomachs dropped just THINKING about that. It must have been terrifying for the boy, his aunt and Usher’s staffers.

Two men who were working in the house heard the maid’s screams and rushed to URV’s rescue. They dove in and freed the boy, who was given CPR and rushed to the hospital. You can listen to the horrifying 911 call below. Usher arrived in time to travel to the hospital via ambulance with his little boy.

Usher and ex-wife Tameka, who had an acrimonious divorice, are said to be at the hospital with their son. He is the older of the former couple’s two boys.

Tests have been run and it’s said that Usher Raymond V will be okay.


Kile Glover, Tameka’s 11-year-old son from a previous relationship, died after he was injured in a jet ski accident last July. He was floating in the water and was hit in the head and eventually died from his injuries.

Be careful in and on the water, people!

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