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Usher's Son Hospitalized After Pool Accident

Usher's Son Hospitalized After Pool Accident
Usher and Usher Raymond V
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08/06/2013 02:35PM

Usher's 5-year-old son is currently in the hospital, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Usher Raymond V, the singer's eldest son with his ex-wife Tameka Foster (their youngest son Naviyd Ely is 4), was taken to the hospital on Monday after a pool accident at the singer's home.

According to TMZ, Usher's son attempted to retrieve a toy in a pool drain when his arm got stuck. A supervising adult as well as a maid tried unsuccessfully to rescue him.

Thankfully, according to the report, two male employees working inside the home eventually freed the child, who was given CPR and then rushed to an Atlanta-area hospital, where both Tameka and Usher are said to be keeping vigil at his side.



"Tameka got a call from one of Usher's staff members and rushed to the hospital," a source tells PEOPLE. "She almost collapsed when she heard the news."

Only last July, the family suffered a tragedy when Foster's 11-year-old son Kile Glover died after being struck by a jet ski while on an inner tube in Georgia's Lake Lanier.

"She's still not over Kile, and now this happens," the source says of Tameka. "She is not going to leave his side now. ... We're all lifting him up in prayer."

Reporting by STEVE HELLING



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