Usher's 11-year-old stepson Kyle 'declared brain dead' by doctors after jet ski accident Usher chartered a plane to transport mother Tameka to Kyle's bedsideStruck on the head by passing jet-ski while he was riding an inner tube on Lake LanierHe has not experienced any 'brain activity' since the accident
14:52 GMT, 9 July 2012
Usher's 11-year-old stepson 'has been declared brain dead by doctors' following a jet ski accident yesterday.
TMZ reports that Kyle Glover, the son of Usher's ex-wife Tameka 'has not experienced any brain activity' since he was admitted to hospital.
According to the website, a decision has yet to be made whether to take Kyle off life support.
Trauma: The 11-year-old stepson of Usher pictured with wife Tameka back
in 2008, has been declared 'brain dead' by doctors after a jet ski
Critical: The child was taken to the Children's Healthcare unit at Egelston Hospital in Atlanta
Usher is reported to have arrived at the hospital last night to join his former wife at her son's bedside.
Tameka has spoken to Radaronline since the accident, telling the website that her son is not doing well.
'He’s bad,' she said.
The mother-of-five also posted a message on her Facebook page thanking friends and fans for their support.
'Kyle, You are strong.. You'll be saved I know it. I love you my baby. I need all #Prayers for my son! thanks you everybody!' she wrote.
Scene of tragedy: Kyle was enjoying himself at Lake Lanier in Georgia, his father Ryan lives in Atlanta
The schoolboy was struck in the head by a 38-year-old man riding a jet ski as he rode an inner tube towed by a speedboat on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was unresponsive when he was rescued from the water.
A 15-year-old female companion is also reported to have been struck.
The accident is now being investigated, with the Department of Natural Resource in Atlanta launching an inquiry.
They plan to recreate the incident to help determine what happened.
Wildlife Resources Division department's Critical Incident Response
Team will use special computer programs to help them determine how fast
the boats were going at the time of the accident.
Critical: Usher, pictured with Tameka back in 2008, with three of his stepsons, including Kyle who is is said to be carrying
Hill, a representative for the organisation confirmed that rangers have
been in touch with the driver of the jet ski and remain in contact with
They will hand their recommendation over to the district attorney who can then decide whether or not to file charges, once the department has completed their investigation.
Usher, 33, split from Tameka back in 2009 with their divorce finalised later that year.
The superstar singer is said to have chartered a plane for Tameka, who was out of town, to be at her son's bedside at the Children's Healthcare at Egelston Hospital yesterday.
Tameka, who has two children by the singer, Usher Raymond VI, four and three-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, was reported by TMZ sources to be 'extremely thankful' for the gesture and 'rushed immediately to be with her son.'
Kyle is one of two sons Tameka had by Atlanta clothier Ryan Glover. She gave birth to her first son as a teenager.
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