LAKE LANIER, Ga. - Singer Usher's stepson declared brain dead after Jet Ski accident
Doctors have declared the stepson of one of music's biggest artists brain dead, the Courier Mail reports.
Kyle Glover, the 11-year-old stepson of R&B star Usher, was declared brain dead after he and his 15-year-old female companion were taken to a hospital after a Jet Ski accident.
The pair was floating on inner tubes in Georgia's Lake Lanier when a jet skier struck the two children.
The Department of Natural Resources' Sergeant Mike Burgamy says Glover, whose mother is Usher's ex-wife Tameka Foster, was reportedly struck in the head and knocked unconscious. The girl also suffered serious injuries.
Both children were immediately airlifted to Children's Healthcare at Egelston Hospital in Atlanta.
Many of Usher's celebrity friends showed their support on Twitter following the tragedy.
American Idol winner Fantasia tweeted, "Everyone PLEASE pray for Usher and Tameka's son! This is the time they really need your prayers."
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons added, "Praying that Usher and Tameka's son is ok..."
Authorities are still investigating the cause of this tragic incident. The investigation can take months to complete.
As of right now, officials have ruled out alcohol as a factor in the accident. But Robin Hill, spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources (Wildlife Resources Division) told TMZ that they will recreate the accident using special computer programs to determine the details.
Usher can choose to press charges over the accident when the results are out.
The Courier Mail reported that Usher hired a private jet to bring Foster to her seriously injured son, even though they are currently in the middle of a divorce battle.
The former couple has two children together - Usher Raymond V, 4, and Naviyd, 3.
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