TMZ is reporting that little Usher Raymond V is doing a lot better!  Usher‘s 5-year-old son is said to be showing miraculous signs of improvement after nearly drowning in a pool this week. According to TMZ, he’s already sitting up in bed at the hospital, eating, laughing, and talking to people! He won’t be released from the hospital for a few days but this is still very good news!

Sources close to the family tell TMZ,

“Usher Raymond V is still in the ICU where he’s being kept in a private area.  He’s expected to be released in the next couple of days.”

Usher has broken his silence since his son Usher Raymond V’s near drowning accident on Monday, and he is praising the men who saved his son’s life when the child’s arm got stuck in a pool drain.

“I am blessed and fortunate to say that my son Usher V is doing well and is recovering,” read a statement from the singer. “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.”

In addition, he shouted out the men who rushed to save the five-year-old when aunt Rena Oden was unable to free the child’s arm from the pool drain after he’d jumped in to try and retrieve a toy that had fallen in. “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,” Usher wrote.

According to sources, the boy’s mother Tameka Raymond, Usher’s ex-wife , hasn’t left the hospital since the accident.

This is very good news. We hope that people will continue to keep the cute little guy in their thoughts and prayers. Positive energy never heart anyone! We’re sure his family and friends are all breathing a little sigh of much needed relief today.

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