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Usher's Son

Smiling, Laughing, Eating

After Near-Death Pool Accident

8/7/2013 3:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Usher's 5-year-old son is showing miraculous signs of improvement after nearly drowning in a pool the other day -- in fact, we're told he's already sitting up in bed at the hospital, eating, laughing, and talking to people ... BUT, it may be days before he's released.

Sources close to the family tell us, Usher Raymond V is still in the ICU -- where he's being kept in a private area -- he's expected to be released in the next couple of days.

According to sources, the boy's mother Tameka -- Usher's ex-wife -- hasn't left the hospital since the accident.

As we reported, Tameka blames Usher for putting their son in an environment that led to the near-drowning accident on Monday. She has already filed legal docs seeking primary custody.

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Rocky    

Tameka, COME GET YOUR KIDS

451 days ago
2.

mznicc    

God is good!

451 days ago
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MetsFan    

So glad to hear he's okay....Tameka is a human being and doesn't deserve to lose another son :(

451 days ago
4.

Peter Popoff    

Tameka is a Horrible Mom, and that is why she doesn't have the kids already!

451 days ago
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ElleElle    

She hasn't left the hospital? Oh really? Then I guess her clone went and filed legal docs for custody then. Keep your stories in line TMZ.

451 days ago
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Nobrows    

Hope she is able to get custody of the remaining children. If he isn't even in the home 85% of the time, the only reason he is doing this is to spite her, at the cost of having his children die. Swallow your pride already and let her have the children.

451 days ago
7.

Donka Do Ball    

What Happened to that Kid !?
His head looks like a Balloon with Ears !

451 days ago
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Aileen (Canada)    

That poor woman, she must feel totally helpless.....Usher is a powerful man. I hope she gets her children back. Usher must know they need their mum - before hired help - to look after them properly!

451 days ago
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bazinga    

I think his head got filled with water cause look how big it is!

451 days ago
10.

elena    

There must be a reason she does not have full custody. But I believe usher needs to have the best possible nannies or caregivers considering his wealth.

451 days ago
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lala    

Tameka GO KILL YOURSELF. You are a sorry excuse for a human being and an even sorrier excuse for a mother. If it wasn't for Usher's Aunt and the rest of the help you would have ANOTHER dead child to mourn. Because of their quick thinking your son is FINE. No brain damage, NOTHING. Accidents DO happen, it is how you deal with the aftermath that counts. Your child is still in the hospital and all you can think about is $$$. GTFOH.

451 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Of course he's doing fine. That's because the "sources close to" that you were mindlessly quoting was Ushers Ex-wife.
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Perhaps you should stop printing just ANY UNSUBSTANCIATED CRAP that people give you

451 days ago
13.

Gina    

Usher lost a foster/step son last year in a water accident. He was 11. Maybe both shouldn't be parents.

451 days ago
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Italia    

I haven't seen or heard any evidence that Tameka is a bad Mom. I know she and Usher squabbled but that sometimes happens in relationships. Usher had the most money to hire the better attorneys which is why he won. Basically Dads like to get custody to avoid making child support payments, and with 2 kids (twins) she's probably entitled to about $55,000 per month which is the same amount Charlie Sheen pays for his twins.

451 days ago
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UPYOURS    

Glad the child is ok. I really have serious doubts as to the parents and the aunt. Seriously, if a child died, I would be hyper-vigilant in regards to other children. Let me correct that, I am rather anal, so am hyper-vigilant ANYWAY. More so in these cir***stances. I just don't get it. The mother is a money grubber, he seems to be an absentee dad, and the aunt is not too awful bright. HE should have had the pool made safe and the aunt should have never let the child into the pool until it WAS safe.

451 days ago
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