Usher’s stepson declared brain dead by doctors after jet ski accident

Usher’s 11-year-old stepson has been declared brain dead by doctors following a jet ski accident on Saturday on Lake Lanier, Georgia.

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.

Usher is reported to have arrived at the hospital last to join his former wife at her son’s bedside.

Usher, pictured with Tameka back in 2008, with three of his stepsons, including Kyle who he is said to be carrying


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.

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.

Russell Simmons has led a variety of stars in offering support to Usher following his stepson’s jet ski accident.

Usher photographed in November 2011

The Def Jam co-founder took to Twitter on Sunday (July 8) to express his sadness over the tragedy, writing: “My heartfelt prayers for Tameka and Usher. Can’t even imagine… ‪#prayersforKyle‬.”

30 Rock star Sherri Shepherd sent a direct message of support to Foster, tweeting: “My heart hurts for Kyle Glover, @TamekaRaymond’s 11 yr old son. Praying for her, Usher & family. #motherlove.”

Ashanti also shared well-wishes: “My heart goes out 2 TamekaRaymond thru this indescribable time. Im praying 4 u, Kyle, Ryan & ur family may God bestow his Blessings upon u all.”

Usher and Tameka Foster were married from 2007 to 2009.