R&B star Usher’s ex-wife has posted a photo on Instagram of herself with her son, Usher Raymond V, who was recovering in a hospital after a poolside accident at his father’s Atlanta home earlier this week.
A photo showing a woman, presumably Usher’s ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, hugging the boy, was posted today, along with the following statement: “Somewhere loving on my baby. My favorite 5 year old. What a blessing! 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 … also The AV worker that saved my son is my Hero!!! Period ❤”
It was not clear where the photo was taken. Another photo next to that one shows get-well balloons and a teddy bear.
Last summer, Kile Ishmael Glover, Tameka Raymond’s 11-year-old son from a former relationship, died from injuries he sustained in a jet ski accident.
According to reports, Usher Raymond V was playing by the pool on Monday and got his arm stuck in a drain. After a few attempts to free the boy, two men working nearby were able to intervene and one was able to resuscitate him.
The boy’s father, the singer Usher Raymond, 34, was not present at the time of the accident. His 42-year-old ex-wife has since filed for an emergency custody request. Such orders are used when it appears to the court that removal of the child is in his or her best interest.
The two parents are expected to appear in court on Friday.
Usher, a coach on “The Voice,” said in statement Wednesday night that his son was “doing well and is recovering,” and he thanked his son’s rescuers and medical caretakers. His representative had no further comment today.