Tragedy struck Usher’s family again Monday (August 5) when the singer’s son, Usher Raymond V, suffered an accident while swimming in the family’s pool.
TMZ reports that Raymond V is currently in the ICU at an Atlanta hospital after getting his hand stuck in the pool drain Monday evening. Apparently, the 5-year-old dove into the pool to get a toy when he became unable to free his arm from the drain. Usher was not home at the time, but the boy’s aunt and the maid attempted to save him. Two men who worked in the house finally saved Raymond V and CPR was performed.
According to TMZ, both parents are currently with the boy in the hospital and doctors say that Raymond V will be OK.
Raymond V is the oldest of Usher’s children with ex-wife Tameka Raymond, and the second child to fall into harm’s way in the family. Last summer, Tameka’s son and Usher’s stepson Kile Glover died from injuries sustained from a Jet Ski accident involving family friend, Jeffrey Hubbard, who was arrested after the incident.
Earlier Monday, Tameka Raymond tweeted: “I took a nice 2 week hiatus from my @KilesWorld work. Im ready 2 gear up 4 the next phase!! Im so excited abt my work in my baby Kiles honor,” referring to the arts foundation she launched in her son’s name.
A representative for Usher hadn’t responded to MTV News’ request for comment by press time.