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Usher Jr. is out of hospital following a terrifying pool accident at his father's house but his mother lost her bid for custody after a court hearing.
R&B singer Usher almost lost his son, Usher V, in a swimming pool accident where the youngster got his arm trapped in a drain whilst trying to retrieve a toy. The boy, 5, was staying at his father's house but the performer wasn't home at the time. Instead, supervision of the child was left to Usher's Aunt Rena in a situation that Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond terms as "negligent."
Usher Pictured With His Two Sons, Usher V & Naviyd.
When the boy's arm became stuck, Rena jumped into the water and tried to save him. She couldn't dislodge his arm from the drain and neither could a maid who was nearby. Eventually, two contract workers in the house dove into the water and saved the day. The men are credited with releasing Usher V from the drain and performing CPR on the unconscious boy until they were sure he was breathing. Usher was notified and rushed home where he then rode with his shaken son to hospital in an ambulance.
Usher's ex-wife Tameka Raymond has filed for an emergency court hearing which will decide who receives custody of their two sons. The filing follows an incident on Monday (5th August) in which, allegedly, their eldest son nearly drowned whilst in Usher's care.
Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond nee Foster, has filed emergency legal documents which requests primary custody of their two children be transferred to her. Currently, Usher has primary custody of the children and Raymond has limited rights.
Usher at the Empire State Building, New York in July 2013.
Raymond claims their two children are, when in their father's care, placed in a dangerous environment. This primarily concerns Usher's decision to leave the children in the care of other people, specifically members of his family. Raymond claims those who are in loco parentis are not up to the task of caring for children.