Tameka Foster, Usher's ex-wife, gives update on son after pool accident

ETonline, Thursday, August 8, 2013, 1:26pm (PDT)
  • Tameka Foster has commented on the near-drowning Monday of her and Usher's 5-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, and given an update on his recovery.

    "My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing!" Foster said in a message and photo of her and Usher V posted on Instagram. "I have always loved and appreciated my sons but tragedies and close calls make this even more evident. URV had an angel named Kile Ishmael and our Lord and true savior to look after him. Words cannot express the relief and how thankful to God I truly am. Thank you Jehovah God, Jesus and Kile," she wrote. Kile was another one of Foster's sons, who was killed in a water scooter accident about one year ago.

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    Foster also echoed comments made Wednesday by Usher that praised the rescue efforts of the two subcontractors -- Benjamin Crews and Eugene Stachurski -- who were working on a sound system in the singer's home when Usher V got stuck in a pool drain and were able to pull the boy from the pool and revive him by performing CPR."The AV worker that saved my son is my Hero!!! Period," she tweeted.

    Earlier, Foster gave an update on her son and thanked well-wishers. "Im very happy this morning, my son is resting well... we had a SpongeBob marathon ALLL night, he wouldn't go to sleep! Thank u 4 the prayers," she tweeted.

    RELATED: Usher's thank-you to the men that saved his son

    According to a police incident report filed on the incident, obtained by ET, Usher V was swimming and playing around the pool under the supervision of his aunt, Rena Oden, when he fell to the bottom and subsequently got stuck while trying to retrieve something from the pool's drain. Previous rescue attempts by Oden and a housekeeper were not successful, the report said.


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