We have very sad news to report on singer Usher’s step-son Kyle (Kile) Glover.
Kyle has been declared “brain dead” by doctors after a jet ski accident on Saturday.
Kyle, who is the son of Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster, has reportedly not had any brain activity whatsoever since being admitted to the hospital.
The term “brain dead” basically means a person is not able to breathe on their own and is being kept alive on a ventilator.
Insiders have not revealed the family’s decision on whether to take the 11-year-old off life support.
Tameka said of her son, “He’s bad”, later writing on Facebook asking for prayers for her little boy. Foster wrote, “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!”
Glover was reportedly riding on an inner tube that was pulled by a boat on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia when a 38-year-old man on a jet ski crashed into the boy, hitting him in the head and knocking him unconscious.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the horrific accident, and has ruled out alcohol as a factor.
Usher and Tameka divorced in 2009, but the singer chartered a plane for Tameka (who was out of town) so she could rush to her son’s bedside.
Tameka, who has two children by the singer, Usher Raymond VI, four and three-year-old Naviyd Ely Raymond, was very appreciative of the singer’s kind gesture.
Kyle is one of two sons Tameka had by Atlanta clothier Ryan Glover.
Usher also reportedly arrived to the hospital last night to join his former wife at her son’s bedside.
“Tameka and Usher don’t get along, but in this circumstance Usher is coming to her side,” an insider reveals. “Usher practically raised Kyle as his own. He’s known him for seven years. It is so sad what happened.”
Celebrities have tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Kyle’s mother Tameka and his former stepdad Usher:
Angela Simmons sent her condolences writing, “My prayers go out to Tameka and Usher. Please everyone pray for them and their family. ?#StrengthNPrayers?.”
La La expressed her sympathy, saying, “Praying for @TamekaRaymond and her family. Asking to give her and her family strength during this difficult time. Praying for u Kyle.”
Donny Osmond: “My prayers go out to Usher Usher Raymond IV and his family. His stepson was declared brain dead after a jet ski accident. Please pray for them.”
Kevin McHale: “My thoughts are with Tameka and Usher and their family, such a tragedy.”
Russell Simmons: “My heartfelt prayers for Tameka and Usher. Can’t even imagine… ”
Sherri Shepherd: “My heart hurts for Kyle Glover, Tameka Raymond’s 11-year-old son. Praying for her, Usher and family. Mother love.”
Wendy Williams: “My prayers go out desperately to Tameka and Usher Raymond. May God shine light on your entire family.”
Toni Braxton: “My heart and prayers go out to Tameka Raymond and Usher Raymond IV during this extremely difficult time.”
Jermaine Dupri reached out writing, “Lifers! pls say a prayer for man Ryan,Tameka,Usher and the Glover family”.
Here’s news coverage of the horrific accident:
Sources close to Usher say the singer is completely devastated over the news of his 11-year-old stepson being declared brain dead.
A source said, “[He] is emotionally drained from the accident. He feels incredibly awful, distraught…it’s been a complete rollercoaster of emotions.”
Another source said, “He grew close to Kyle and, of course, that has nothing to do with the situation with Tameka. He loved Kyle. This is a terrible, awful tragedy. Usher is torn up.”
We send our thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
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