04:06 PM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 02/12/2009 07:45PM
A Brazilian plastic surgeon has revealed details of the procedure that temporarily left Usher's wife, Tameka Raymond, in a medically-induced coma.
Two months after giving birth to the couple's second son, Raymond, 38, traveled to Brazil to have liposuction on her stomach, says Ellen Dasptry, a rep for Sao Paulo plastic surgeon Dr. Silvio Sterman, who was to have performed the surgery.
"Tameka Raymond came here on Friday to do a liposuction. Shortly after she went under [general] anesthesia, she suffered a cardiac arrest," Dasptry tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/09/2009 10:55AM
Updating a news report on Sunday that Tameka Raymond, 37, had a medical emergency, reps for Raymond's husband, the musician Usher, said Monday: "Tameka Raymond is in stable condition after suffering complications from routine surgery in Brazil.
"Her husband Usher is with her at the hospital," the rep added. "No further details will be released, and the family requests privacy at this difficult time."
Originally posted 02/08/2009 02:50PM
Usher's wife Tameka Foster Raymond has suffered serious complications from plastic surgery in Brazil, reports Access Hollywood.
On Saturday night, Usher canceled his performance at the Recording Academy and Clive Davis's pre-Grammy Gala. Davis told party-goers the singer had to bow out due to a "serious injury in the family."
Originally posted 09/09/2008 03:40PM
Usher is going to be a father for the second time, PEOPLE has learned.
The R&B star and his wife Tameka Foster are expecting their second child together, a source close to the singer confirms.
The couple welcomed their first child, Usher Raymond V, in November 2007. Since then, Usher, 29, has spoken publicly about how much he loves being a dad. "I'm so proud to be a father by the time I'm 30," he told PEOPLE last month. "I'd hate to be 80 years old and not be able to run with my kids. I need to still be able to do flips when they're in high school!
Usher also told Essence in a July interview that his son, nicknamed Cinco, is an "extension of his union" with Foster, whom he married in August 2007.
Originally posted 05/29/2008 01:50PM
Usher has been no stranger to the rumor mill in the last several years, and the singer is finally opening up about his controversial marriage, fatherhood and his decision to let his mother go as his manager days before Mother's Day 2007 in the July issue of Vibe.
"My mother is an aggressive person. She makes hard decisions, and she caused me to make a hard decision as well," the Grammy winner tells the magazine in its July cover story.
But Usher, 29, refuses to characterize the split with Jonnetta Patton after 15 years of managing him as a firing. Instead, he says he paid her "the ultimate compliment – to retire her to be a full-time grandmother. My mother and I decided to change her situation. There was a conversation. I didn't write her a letter or pink slip her."
Originally posted 05/21/2008 02:45PM
Jay-Z and Usher have recorded a new song together, "Best Thing" – an ode to their new status as married men.
"Of course, with the talk of both of us now being newlyweds, there is a question as to why, and is it real?" Usher told MTV Base of the song, which is produced by Janet Jackson's beau Jermaine Dupri. "Well, if you hear that [song], you'll understand what [Jay-Z] meant when he says, 'Seeds becomes plants/ Boys become men/ You've got to grow up, not down.' "
Originally posted 10/15/2007 11:50AM
Usher and his new wife, Tameka Foster, say they were taken aback by all the rumors that swirled about their relationship this summer – but in the end, it made them stronger as a couple.
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