R&B singer Usher received some devastating news this weekend with reports claiming his 11 year-old stepson Kyle Glover is now brain dead after a Georgia jet ski accident.
Reports of Glover’s condition emerged online nearly 48 hours after the horrific accident.
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. 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. (New York Daily News)
Officials claim there were no immediate signs of foul play which contributed to the crash.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the incident, which happened near Holiday Marina. The DNR didn’t release the names of those involved in the incident, but the DNR said the man on the jetski was part of the same group that the children were in. DNR rangers at the lake pulled the teenage girl from the water Friday afternoon, Sgt. Mike Bergamy said. Good Samaritans in a nearby boat pulled the boy from the water, Bergamy said. (Atlanta Black Star)
An active investigation on what caused the accident has already started.
Robin Hill, a rep for the Department of Natural Resources (Wildlife Resources Division), tells TMZ the department’s Critical Incident Response Team will recreate the accident on the lake to help determine what happened. Using special computer programs, they will attempt to figure out how fast the boats were going at the time of the accident. Hill says that rangers have been in touch with the driver of the jet ski and remain in contact with him. Once the department completes their investigation, they will turn their recommendation over to the district attorney who would then decide whether or not to file charges. (TMZ)
R&B singer Fantasia, amongst other celebrities, publicly showed support for Usher and his family.
“Everyone PLEASE pray for Usher and Tameka’s son! This is the time they really need your prayers!,” she tweeted July 7th. (Fantasia’s Twitter)