News: Usher's Hospitalized Son Relies On Will Smith During Recovery

Sunday, Aug 11, 2013 10:55AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Nearly a week after Usher's five-year-old son, Usher Raymond V, came close to dying from a freak pool accident, new reports claim he is still recovering in an Atlanta hospital.

According to Usher's ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, Lil' Ush is on the path to recovery with some help courtesy of Hollywood star Will Smith's "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" 1990's television series.

Usher's 5-year-old son is recovering well after his tragic pool accident earlier this week ... and doing what every recovering sick kid in the hospital does ... watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air." Usher's ex Tameka Raymond posted this photo of lil' Usher to her Instagram Saturday, with the caption, "Woke up cheerful, happy and hungry ... watching Fresh Prince. What does he know about Fresh Prince? lol." TMZ broke the story ... Usher's son was hospitalized after he almost drowned in a pool under the care of his aunt. His parents decided to keep him under doctors' care until they were 100% sure he was okay. He's expected to be released from the hospital this weekend. (TMZ)

A few days ago, the 34-year-old singer issued a public statement to thank the people responsible for saving his son's life.

Usher has broken his silence since the hospitalization of his 5-year-old son, thanking the men who saved the little boy's life. "I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I would especially like to thank the two men who saved my son's life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews," the singer said in a statement. "They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them." (People)

Early Tuesday afternoon, reports of Usher Raymond V being treated in an Atlanta hospital emerged.

Usher's five-year-old son was rushed to the intensive care unit of an Atlanta hospital after a horrific swimming pool accident. Usher Raymond V nearly drowned after getting his arm wedged into drain of the family swimming pool 6 p.m. Monday evening. Though the boy is still in the hospital, doctors expect a full recovery. (New York Daily News)

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