R&B singer Usher has been released from the hospital after nearly drowning in an Atlanta pool, a lawyer for the boy’s mother said Tuesday.
Five-year-old Usher Raymond V was released from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Scottish Rite on Sunday, lawyer Angela Kinley said. She said Tameka Foster Raymond, the singer’s ex-wife, saw her son at school Monday when he attended orientation for the new year.
Police say the boy fell to the bottom of a pool behind the singer’s downtown home Aug. 5 and became stuck in the drain.
A housekeeper tried unsuccessfully to free him. Two men who were working at the home as audio-visual subcontractors were called to help, and the boy was eventually pulled from the pool then given CPR by one of the contractors.
Usher — who has recorded the multiplatinum R&B albums “My Way,” “8701” and “Confessions” — said in a statement last week that contractors Eugene Stachurski and Ben Crews are “heroes” for saving his son’s life.
So glad to hear he’s okay, and has been released.