Posted by Media Outrage on July 9th, 2012
This is the saddest news we’ve had to report in a long time. Tameka Raymond and Usher’s 11-year-old son (Kyle is the 3rd son to the right) has been pronounced brain dead after a jet ski accident
Usher’s eleven-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead after an accident involving a jet ski,TMZ reports.
Kyle Glover, the son of Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, was riding an inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, GA yesterday when a passing jet skier collided with the boy, striking him in the head and knocking him unconscious. He was airlifted to Atlanta’s Egelston Hospital, where Usher joined him last night. TMZ says that he has shown no brain activity since being admitted to the hospital, and that a decision regarding his life support has not been made.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the accident, and has ruled out alcohol as a factor.
Usher’s 11-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead by doctors following the accident Friday when he was struck by a jet ski … TMZ has learned.
According to our sources, Kyle Glover (son of Usher’s estranged wife Tameka Foster) has not experienced any brain activity since he was admitted to the hospital. We’re told there has been no decision yet as to whether or not to take him off life support.
Our sources say Usher arrived at the hospital last night and Tameka has not left the hospital since she got there.
As TMZ first reported, Kyle was struck in the head by passing jet ski while riding on an inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, GA.
A picture of Kyle
Usher’s celebrity pals showed an outpour of support on Twitter following the singer’s terrible tragedy this past weekend.
The singer’s 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead after he and a 15-year-old gal pal were admitted to a hospital following a boating accident Friday, TMZ reports.
The pair were floating on inner tubes in Georgia’s Lake Lanier Friday when a Jet Ski struck the two youngsters.
Glover, whose mother is Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, was reportedly struck in the head and was knocked unconscious, according to Department of Natural Resources Sergeant Mike Burgamy.
The girl also suffered serious injuries.
Both children were immediately air-lifted to Children’s Healthcare at Egelston Hospital in Atlanta.
“Everyone PLEASE pray for Usher and Tameka’s son! This is the time they really need your prayers,” singer Fantasia tweeted Saturday.
“Praying that Usher and Tameka’s son is ok…” Russell Simmons added.
The cause of the horrific incident is still under investigation, which could take months to complete, according to TMZ.
So far, officials have ruled out alcohol as a factor in the accident, but Robin Hill, a rep for the Department of Natural Resources (Wildlife Resources Division) tells the site that they will recreate the accident using special computer programs to determine the details.
Kile Glover’s Dad Dealing With Tragedy
While the world has been tweeting words of encouragement to Tameka Raymond and her ex-husband, Usher, many have neglected to acknowledge the biological father of her ailing son. Before the stylist wed the popular R&B singer, she married Ryan Glover, a successful Atlanta-based TV executive. Glover is currently serving as the president of the new black digital network Bounce TV and before that served as an executive for Peachtree TV While at Peachtree, an independent Atlanta television station, Glover played a pivotal role in the creation of singer Monica’s reality show, “Monica: Still Standing.”
Unlike his ex-wife, Glover does not have social network accounts where fans can reach out to him about his son directly. Some have still tried however, including Kelly Price, who tweeted:
Our prayers and thoughts go out to Tameka Foster, Ryan Glover (Kyle’s biological father) Usher and the rest of their family. Please pray for them.