Gumbumper writes, Usher has released his first statement since the near-drowning of his five-year old son.

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5-year-old Usher V nearly drowned on Monday when he got his arm stuck in the swimming pool’s drain.

He’s been recovering in intensive care ever since, but thankfully he is improving constantly.

Usher’s statement “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 would 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.”

The incident has caused more problems for Usher as ex-wife and the mother of his two sons, Tameka Foster, is now seeking temporary primary custody of the boys, arguing that the Grammy winner isn’t providing suitable care.

There will be an emergency custody hearing on Friday.