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Kyle suffered from a very serious head injury in early July after he was struck in the head by a jetski while he was riding in an inner tube with a friend. That accident, which was caused by Usher’s family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard, remains under investigation.
Tameka, 38, reportedly struggled with the decision to remove Kyle from life support after doctors determined his injuries were simply too severe to recover from.
She is said to be “devastated.”
UPDATE – Photos of Jeffery Hubbard and Ryan Glover are below -
It’s been almost a week since Usher’s stepson, a.k.a the son of his ex-wife Tameka Foster, was declared brain dead following a tragic accident in which he was struck a jet ski being driven by family friend Jeffrey S. Hubbard.
Since then, most media headlines and outlets (Celebrity Pop included) have focused on the Usher angle. Some celebs have even gone as far as to send only Usher well wishes when it comes to his 11-year-old stepson Kyle Glover.
Well a family friend of Tameka and her ex-husband Ryan Glover (Kyle’s real father) is now speaking out, and urging the public to not forget that Tameka and Ryan should be getting sympathy first and foremost, rightfully so if I might add.
“I’ve seen celebs and media outlets alike continue to send their condolences to Usher. Kyle was Tameka and Ryan Glover‘s child and the sympathy should be given to them first and foremost,” an associate of Tameka’s tells Radar Online.
“Although Usher has been so kind in chartering a plane so she could be by Kile’s side, he didn’t necessarily play a huge role in Tameka’s other children’s lives after the divorce therefore it seems a little disrespectful that Ryan is being ignored as a father, in place of another just because he’s topping the Billboard charts,” the source continued.
The source adds: “Ryan was equally devoted and involved in Kile’s life — they shared joint custody and Kile was with his other family at the lake, so for those who are claiming Tameka’s at fault for not being there is just absurd — because of the joint custody, her two boys aren’t always directly in her eyesight, but she is a phenomenal mother.”
Very valid points. Also, Kyle’s family (we’re assuming Tameka and Ryan) released their first public statement about the condition of their son to CNN -
“We know God’s in control, and are leaning on our faith in Him and His word at this most difficult time. We firmly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you all continue to pray and lift Kile up, as it’s the best way we can all support him now.”
Kyle’s father Ryan is the president of Bounce TV. He is also a former executive with Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN. Our prayers are with Kyle.
TMZ also reported that in light of the recent tragedy, Usher is now hoping he and Tameka can settle their very nasty ongoing child custody dispute over their two sons together.
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And according to a new report, a family friend of the former couple is now under investigation for the jet ski accident which left 11-year-old Kyle brain dead.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirms 38-year-old Jeffrey S. Hubbard was driving the jet ski when he ran over Kyle and an unidentified 15-year-old girl, who were being towed on an inner tube by a pontoon boat.
Kyle was struck in the head and never regained consciousness while the 15-year-old girl is said to be doing better despite also suffering some serious injuries.
The somewhat good news is that officials confirm that alcohol was not a factor in the incident. They also do not believe it was a result of a mechanical malfunction in the jet ski.
“One minute the jet ski was running around, the next he ran over the top of them — it happened that quickly,” Sgt. Mike Burgamy of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told the New York Daily News. “It appears the watercraft did strike both juveniles, with the male taking the brunt of the force.”
Tameka, 38, also briefly spoke to Radar Online simply stating, “He’s bad” when asked about the condition of her son with ex-husband Ryan Glover. Here’s to hoping Kyle will be able to make a miraculous recovery.
Another photo of Kyle is below -
Some very sad news to report today as TMZ is reporting Tameka Foster’s 11-year-old son Kyle Glover has been declared brain dead.
According to TMZ, Kyle, who happens to be Usher’s stepson, suffered a head injury yesterday after he was hit in the head by a passing jet ski while he riding on an inner tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta, GA.
Following the news, Usher immediately arranged for his estranged wife Tameka to use his private jet to fly to be by her son’s side in the hospital.
Unfortunately, sources are confirming today that Kyle has experienced zero brain activity since his hospital admission, though there has yet to be a decision whether or not to take him off life support.
TMZ also adds that Usher arrived at the hospital last night. Our hearts go out to Usher and Tameka during this difficult time. Another photo of Kyle is below.
A lot of people are also wondering What Is Brain Dead? Well according to medical experts, being brain dead basically means you are dead, and are only being kept alive with the help of machines.
If there’s any brain activity going on, the patient may be in a coma or vegetative state. However a brain dead person doesn’t show brain activity.