Usher Thanks Eugene Stachurski And Ben Crews, The Men Who Saved His Son From Drowning
Usher released a statement thanking Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews, the men who saved his eldest son after he almost drowned in the singer’s Atlanta home pool on Monday.
While playing with his younger brother, Naviyd, five-year-old Usher Raymond V got his arm stuck in the drain at the bottom of the pool and was brought to the surface by two male workers on the property. The men reportedly began CPR while an ambulance was called to the scene. The younger Usher is said to make a full recovery.
“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering. I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of prayers, love and support for my family’s well-being. I would like to thank my Aunt Rena as well as the doctors and nurses who are working with us around the clock. I’d especially like to thank the two men who saved my son’s life, Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews. They are true heroes and I am deeply grateful to them,” Usher wrote in a statement on his website.
Usher currently has primary custody of his two children with ex-wife Tameka Foster, who also reached out to thank fans via twitter.
Cabin fever.. But I'm so happy to say that my son is doing much better. Talking & asking for food. Thank you for ur well wishes & prayers.
— Tameka J Raymond (@TamekaRaymond) August 7, 2013
Immediately following the incident, Tameka filed for custody of their two sons and an emergency hearing is set for Friday. In court documents, Tameka accuses her ex-husband of being an absentee father.
“[Usher is] not capable of providing daily caregiving and supervision for the minor children of the parties as petitioner is preparing to film a movie in Panama and has ongoing commitments that require his presence in Los Angeles, New York and various other cities for The Voice and his upcoming album,” argue the documents filed by Tameka.
Usher has yet to respond to these allegations.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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