Usher Releases Statement, Calls Men Who Performed CPR Heros + Tameka Raymond Releases Separate Update

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Thankfully, all is well with Usher and Tameka Raymond’s five-year-old son, Usher V. This week, he was admitted to the ICU at an Atlanta hospital following a pool incident at Usher’s home. On Thursday, Usher released the following statement, via a representative:

I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being. 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. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.

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Tameka Raymond shared the following message:

Cabin fever.. But I’m so happy to say that my son is doing much better. Talking & asking for food. Thank you for ur well wishes & prayers. ….And no I haven’t gone anywhere or done anything. #Relax

Tension between both parents is still evident. On Wednesday, a judge scheduled an emergency custody hearing requested by Tameka, because of the incident. Tameka’s lawyer filed the request in Fulton County Superior Court on Tuesday and Judge John J. Goger approved it the same day, scheduling a hearing for Friday. The court filing says the boy

suffered a near-death accident

while left unsupervised in a pool at the Grammy winner’s home on Monday. Tameka Raymond is seeking temporary primary custody of the former couple’s two children, as well as temporary final decision-making authority regarding their education, health care, religion and extracurricular activities.

[Access Hollywood, AP]