It's so many parents' biggest summer nightmare: Your child is being watched by someone else, playing in a pool, something unexpected happens, and they end up in the hospital. For Usher, this became a reality yesterday. Usher's son, Usher Raymond V, is currently at an Atlanta hospital in the ICU after a very serious, scary incident in the pool Monday.
According to TMZ, Usher Raymond V was enjoying some pool time with his aunt when he saw a toy in the drain, dove down to try to snag it, and got stuck. Both his aunt and the maid tried to rescue him but were unsuccessful. Luckily, two men working inside the house heard their screams and were able to jump in and free the 5-year-old. After he was given CPR, the poor little boy was rushed to the hospital with his dad (who arrived soon after the incident) by his side.
Thankfully, doctors say that Usher Raymond V is going to be just fine. I can only imagine how his father's feeling right about now.
Hands down, this is something that can happen in any family. While summer is about having fun, splashing around, and enjoying time with loved ones -- it's important to be safe and aware. Plain and simple: There's no such thing as being too careful. Especially when it comes to swimming, too. Usher Raymond V is very lucky his aunt was paying close attention.
With all this said, it's important that Usher doesn't get too down on himself about the whole thing. What's done is done. It's no one's fault. It was 100 percent an accident, and his son is going to be just fine. All they can do now as a family is make sure to open up a constructive dialogue. Talk about pool safety. Talk about other potential dangerous situations. As a father, it's Usher's responsibility to educate his kiddos of the dos and don'ts. A responsibility I'm sure he hasn't taken lightly in the past and most definitely won't in the future.
Are you happy to hear Usher's son's going to be just fine? Have you or anyone you know ever dealt with a similar situation?
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