Usher has broken his silence about his son’s pool accident, thanking fans for the support during his family’s hard time.
“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” the singer said in a statement. “I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being.”
The Grammy-winning singer also made sure to express his gratitude to the men who saved Usher V, 5, after he nearly drowned in an Atlanta pool on Monday. The boy was swimming when his arm got stuck in a drain at the bottom of the pool. After his aunt Rena Oden and a maid were unable to free him, two contractors who were working in the home rushed to help, pulling the boy from the pool and giving him CPR.
“I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews,” Usher said. “They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them.”
Usher Raymond V, and Naviyd Ely, 4, are the singer’s sons with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster. The former couple long bitterly battled over custody of the boys before Usher ultimately won primary custody last year. Now in light of the pool incident, Foster has filed documents seeking temporary primary custody of the kids. A hearing is set for Friday.