The stepson of superstar entertainer Usher is reported brain dead after a recent collision on Lake Lanier, according to a media report.
The entertainment website TMZ.com reported that Kyle Glover, 11, has been declared brain dead by doctors, but no decision has been made whether to take him off life support.
Usher, a North Fulton resident, reportedly visited his stepson in the hospital in Atlanta on Saturday. Tameka Foster, Glover's mother and Usher's estranged wife who owns on Canton Street in Roswell, has not left the hospital since she got there. The entertainer chartered a plane for her to be with Glover after the accident.
Kyle Glover, 11, and a 15-year-old girl were being pulled in inner tubes by a boat when they were hit by a man piloting a jet ski. The children were life-flighted to Children's Healthcare at Egleston Hospital, according to 11alive.com. The entertainment website TMZ.com cited a source as saying Glover remains unresponsive and is in critical condition.
The accident happened on the south end of the lake near Van Pugh Park, according to reports.
A Department of Natural Resources spokesperson said it is too early to tell if any charges will be filed, and that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.
Glover is the son of Usher's estranged wife Tameka Foster. The entertainer reportedly chartered a plane for Foster to be by her son's side.
AJC.com reported that the DNR said the man on the personal watercraft and the children tubing were part of the same group on an outing at the lake.
This incident comes just three days after the funeral for the Prince brothers of Buford, who were killed in a Lake Lanier boating collision in June. Also in June, in a Lanier accident involving a boat propeller.
Several of Usher's associates in the entertainment world have taken to social media for support.
Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Twitter, "Praying that Usher and Tameka's son is OK..."
This comes on the heels of an alleged stalker's arrest and hospitalization after showing up at Usher's Johns Creek home. Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, 26, had previously received a warning to stay away from the star's home.