Usher Retains Custody After Pool Accident

The singer's ex requested an emergency temporary custody hearing after their son nearly drowned.
2:57 | 08/12/13

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It could turn the rules upside down. We begin with the latest on usher and his 5-year-old son. The little boy nearly drowned last week in the family pool, but he could be home from the hospital today. Steve osunsami is in atlanta with the details. Good morning, steve. Reporter: Good morning, george. The hospital won't confirm whether usher's son is still hospitalized or how long he'll be in treatment. He was supposed to be getting out. When he does leave, he'll leave with his father. From the bedside of her recovering 5-year-old son, that meek -- tameka raymond sent this. How many nights have you spent at the hospital with your son? Since 3:50 the day of the zept and I left this morning at 9:45. I haven't left the hospital. I know this is difficult. Please -- this is ridiculous. This is ridiculous. Reporter: For nearly two years now, the child's mother and her superstar ex-husband, usher raymond, have fought publicly over their sons. Last summer, a judge awarded custody to the singer. At an emergency hearing on friday she call for after the pool zept. I need the ambulance. Reporter: Tameka ray monday sobbed as she listened to the 911 call. I don't know if my son is going to have a brain defect. I don't know that his heart is op right correctly. I don't know that my son is going to be 100% the boy he was before this incident. again with the grammy-award winning singer. He said he was just an exit up the highway and raced home when he learned his son was hurt. He didn't want to go to the hospital. And, um -- I did my best to calm him down. Reporter: Usher defended his aunt, who was home watching the children, and thanksed the contractors who res accused his son. 35-year-old eugene administered cpr. In court, at the end of the couple's emotional hearing, this picture. The singer looking into the eyes of his ex-wife, pleading for the two to work it out. This hearing was just the beginning. The two meet in court yet again at the end of this month to discuss permanent custody arrangements.

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