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Usher Breaks Silence on Son's Near Death Drowning Accident

Usher Breaks Silence on Son's Near Death Drowning Accident

Usher has broken his silence following his son Usher V‘s accident that almost led him to drown in the family pool.

“I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews,” the 34-year-old singer said in a statement (via People). “They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.”

“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” he continued. “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being,”

Usher‘s ex-wife Tameka Foster has reportedly requested a hearing to obtain full custody of her two children with the singer after the accident.

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  • Extraordinary AAO

    what a nice statement. it was an unfortunate accident that could have happened to anyone. this family has had so much heartbreak recently and i’m so happy that little boy is okay.


    A child must be monitored USHER !

  • Trayvonque Laquida Johnson

    One dead kid and another one almost dies? BEST DAD EVER!

  • PrairieDreams The child WAS being monitored according to reports. He was simply playing in the pool when he decided to grab a toy that was in the drain. Nobody mirrors all of child’s movement. If you’ve seen kids play in apool befor, they sometimes duck under water, which his aunt probably first thought was part of play. Accidents do happen sometimes, but unfortunately he’s had to go through it twice.
    I can’t believe his ex-wife thinks of meeting w lawyers when she shoukd be by her son’s side night and day. That’s what a truly concerned parent would do. And does she forget that her eldest son died last year from an accident? Based on her current claims, that shoukd make her even less fit to have full custody.
    When judge gives custody to the father, something must have been very wrong wthe mother

  • Rachel

    So happy that the lil cute boy is getting well. It was an accident. Nobody can control the every move of a child 24/7. The mother is still in the hospital with her son, she never went out, her lawyer filed it.

  • Rocky

    Trying to keep your both your eyes on a fast moving child is NOT easy — not matter who you are> I’m just happy the little one is doing well and that the mother/her lawyer aren’t looking for fast bucks!

  • Cookie

    @Trayvonque Laquida Johnson:
    In regards to your “Best Father Ever” statement….Usher was not the biological father of the 1st child that died. And Usher V was not unattended. Im sure that when Usher left his child, he was confident that he was leaving his child in good hands. Things happen. Dont pass judgement!